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Staff Spotlight: Amy Farris

It’s time to get to know another one of our rookie guides…meet Amy! Originally from Olean, New York, Amy spent last winter contemplating life while working at a sheep farm in Vermont. After weighing the many pros and few cons of the guiding world versus talking with sheep, Amy decided to pick up and move westward to join us for the summer season.


A decent cribbage player, Amy brings a competitive spirit to the Sunny Cove crew and is an important member of the Dungeons and Dragons fellowship. She enjoys learning about new cultures and languages and has enjoyed her travels to Central America and Colombia as well as her study abroad experience in Switzerland.

Sunny Cove started a garden this summer and Amy is one of our expert botanists. She enjoys trying to make part of her diet the local edibles that she harvests. Amy identifies with the Lion’s mane jellyfish as her Alaskan spirit animal as most encounters with this type of jellyfish cause temporary pain, but aren’t fatal…that sounds about right. The top of her bucket list is to see a narwhal.

Do something that scares you every day is the mantra Amy likes to live by. Today that scary thing was letting me write a blog about her. If kayaking is something that sounds scary to you, let Amy be your inspiration and come join her on the water. You won’t regret it!

~ Danny