Volunteer of the Year: Amy Heitman
When you think of Amy Heitman, you immediately smile and are filled with warm feelings. Amy’s positive spirit shines through in all she does – which has been A LOT for EATS! Amy has not only been EATS School Champion for three years (2 years at Ecker and 1 year at TMJH) where she energized students to help with Adventure Bites, but she is also a donor, event planner and committee member for many EATS functions.
When EATS needs help, Amy raises her hand! She was the team captain for the EATS Running with Ed (RWE) team this year; she coordinated the EATS float in the Miner’s Day parade; and she contributed her time and resources to all EATS main fundraisers: FORK in the Road, LIVE PC GIVE PC and DIG In. Never one to stand on the side, Amy jumps in with both feet – even donning vegetables costumes when warranted. Not only is she a wonderful volunteer, but she is a generous donor and top-notch cheerleader for the cause. Amy had this to say about her involvement with EATS:
“It’s simple. I love EATS! The concept, the commitment, the goals and the people. Its uncomplicated, clean, straightforward and we ARE making a difference in children’s lives of all ages. All children deserve that.”
Amy moved to Park City four years ago with her supportive husband, Bob, and their two beautiful children, Brooke (16 years old) and Matthew (14 years old). Being present and spending time with family is Amy’s greatest joy but she balances time with hobbies that foster a healthy lifestyle: CrossFit and skiing among them. The family loves living in Park City:
“What brought us here (Park City) was good public schools, four seasons, a chance to ski more often than once a year, and a smaller town with less driving to and from everywhere or anywhere! We got so much more than we could have ever imagined!”
On healthy eating, Amy thinks of it as a “JOURNEY”: “It’s an ever changing, always evolving, process that takes lots of organized thought, a dedicated commitment and an attention to detail. However, it can be fun, amazingly eye-opening, and challenging in a good way!”
To ground herself, Amy turns to an old Tibetan proverb: The secret to living well and long is… Eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.
EATS hopes to work with this very special person for many years to come! Thank you for all you do Amy!