Amy is a partner at Tributary Real Estate.
An SVP Denver Partner since 2018, she now serves as the Board President.
Please tell us about the first experience that sticks in your head about SVP Denver.
It was in 2018 through the Rocky Mountain Alliance Children’s Foundation – an SVP Denver foundation partner in the past. We helped review the applications submitted by social mission organizations who wanted to become an SVP Denver investee.
What was your role in that process? How did it work?
To be honest, I was very overwhelmed. I wasn’t quite sure what was going on. I was just absorbing everything. We had multiple tables of people providing insight into potential investees.
For me it was a great learning experience. I was struck by how the people who were involved were being so thoughtful in the feedback they’re providing. I also was impressed by the time they were committing to this. They also all seemed to be really enjoying each other’s company.
How would you describe the vibe of SVP Denver in that experience?
Vibrant. Lively. There was lots of conversation. You didn’t have to pull information from people. They were very engaged.
Share something from the past year that made you proud.
I would say getting involved in SVP Denver through growing its Board and helping with succession planning. I felt good about taking a deeper role into that aspect of the organization.
What have you appreciated about being involved in that way?
I’m somebody who wants to see an opportunity to have an impact and influence the organization. When I leave, I want to feel like I’ve a legacy of impact on that organization. That was part of my attraction to SVP Denver as a nonprofit to begin with. I saw an opportunity to contribute to the organization as a whole.
Over the last year there have been opportunities to get more deeply involved from an executive standpoint and have an influence by selecting individuals who will make this organization even better.
Time is a precious commodity – one that is hard for me to find these days. So, being a part of the selection processes and committees is something that I would say I’m proud of.
When you are having a bad day, what’s the job you fantasize about having,
Opening a winery. Becoming a winemaker.
What intrigues you about that idea?
It’s outdoors, right? It’s peaceful. I’ve never met somebody who’s really in a bad mood while walking through a vineyard with a glass of wine and engaging in conversation.
Ideally, I’d like it to be in Italy, which is my happy place.
What is your all-time favorite movie and why?
That’s a really tough question for me. I’m gonna have to go with one that I quote the most often – Dumb and Dumber. It is a classic, mindless comedy and one that I’ve carried with me. After that, I would choose some holiday movies like Home Alone or Uncle Buck. We watch them every year as a family.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Why I chose to get more deeply involved with SVP Denver is that I see the potential for partners to get engaged and really make an impact in the ways that matter to each of them.
SVP Denver offers not only one way to accomplish this, but a variety of ways to participate, give back, and leave an impact. This is what attracts me and keeps bringing me back. It makes me want to get more deeply involved. Now I’m the board chair, so that’ll tell you how committed I am to the organization.
SVP Denver is a special place.