A quirky vegan with a shopping problem and the voice of Lisa Simpson

 

Amy currently lives in Venice Beach. When she’s not working she spends her time taking endless photos and videos of her dog and cat and their adorable friendship. She enjoys running, cycling, not falling, and abusing her savings account on vegan shoes. She is currently in a domestic partnership with her Italian Greyhound, Isadora.

Early life

Amy was born and raised in Los Angeles. She went vegetarian at the age of seven after adopting three chickens. Amy went vegan in 2002 after taking an animal rights workshop in high school.

Studies

Amy is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) with a BFA in Film/Video.

Fur Free LA

In 2010, Amy founded Fur Free Los Angeles and has successfully organized campaigns which have lead to Brandy Melville, Dolls Kill, Karmaloop,  LF Stores, Planet Blue, True Religion, and Urban Outfitters all going fur free. In 2013, she launched an apparel and accessories lines for Fur Free LA.

Vegans of Instagram

In 2012, Amy launched Vegans of Instagram and the #VegansofIG hashtag. The account currently boasts over 45,000 followers and the hashtag has been used over one million times. In 2013 she kicked off the Vegans of Instagram Meetup Tour, hosting vegan meetups across the country. As a reformed party girl, her events were known for their diversity, playfulness, and all around good time.

Vegan Scene

In 2014, Amy opened Vegan Scene, the first vegan shop and event space in Los Angeles.