Where are you from?
Amy: Greensboro, NC
What do you do there?
Amy: I just graduated from Chapel Hill where I majored in American Studies. I was working in a bookstore before I came to be host.
How did you hear about the Folk School?
Amy: At UNC I minored in Folklore and a classmate/friend told me about it. I came here in the summer of 2011 to do the Work/Study Program and now I am thrilled to return as host.
What is a favorite memory as a Work/Study?
Amy: Harvesting garlic – I loved braiding the garlic.
What are your “silver bullets?”
Shoe Making – Leather Sandals with Chuck and Peggy Patrick
Toothbrush Rugs and More! with R. J. Hadle
White Coopering with Will Hines
What’s your favorite place at the Folk School?
Amy: The herb garden – I love the smells and the gazebo.
If you were a Contra dance move, what Contra dance move would you be?
Amy: Balance the Wave. I love the balance and the goofiness of the wave.
I heard that your Work/Study nickname was “Peanut Butter Pie.” What’s that about?Amy: I love the peanut butter pie dessert in the Dining Hall. One dinner when it was served I said “I love peanut butter pie” in a low Mr. T voice, so it just stuck after that.
What’s your favorite season?
Amy: Fall – I love the smells, the leaves… I love back to school shopping! I will always go to buy composition notebooks and No. 2 pencils every September regardless of whether I am in school or not.
What do you like most about being host so far?
Amy: 2 reasons: I get to learn things and I get to help people – two of my favorite things!