Facets: Meet Amy. She was a wicked tomboy.


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Amy, Manufacturer's Rep for Bark N Bag

Meet Amy. She was a wicked tomboy.   

Amy was born in Boston and grew up in Concord, Massachusetts with her 3 brothers. Her father was a Marine, and neither bandaids nor crying were tolerated. Not surprisingly, Amy was a wicked tomboy. Her first job was as a counselor at Camp Thoreau. Amy participated in every sport she could in high school, and she graduated with a degree in sports and fitness management. She's worked as a children's ski instructor, an aerobics instructor, and a hiking guide for the Jimmy LeSage Hiking Spa at Killington. In 2005, Amy opened Tip Top Pottery, a paint your own pottery studio, in White River Junction. While she ran Tip Top Pottery, Amy enrolled at the School of International Training and earned a degree in Service Leadership and Management. Eager to try something new, Amy and a partner opened The Engine Room, a co-working space, in White River Junction in 2016. It was a difficult business to sustain without large quantities of capital, and Amy extracted herself a year later.

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Amy was at a crossroads. She needed to find another source of income, and there were two requirements for the next gig: independence and travel. Almost by accident, Amy happened herself into a job as a manufacturer's rep for Bark N Bag, a company that sells pet travel accessories. She's already been to a couple of trade shows across the country, and she has here eyes on one in Europe in the near future. Independence? Check. Travel? Check. Amy just started a rep relationship with Walking Palm Pet Caves, a company that pays Nepalese families to create felt cat play spaces. Social mission? Check. She wants to learn to speak French fluently and spend time with her daughter who's living in Germany. Maybe these gigs will help her accomplish both.

Amy lives in South Pomfret with her husband, about 20 cows, 4 goats, 2 donkeys and 2 dogs. She's working on her French. Amy is 53.

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