Amber Hoy

Amber grew up Eastern Iowa. Coe College brought her to Cedar Rapids, but her love for the city and community made her stay. She and her husband of 15 years, Shannon, share a home in Marion with their two children (13 year old daughter & 10 year old son). Her passions include outdoor activities in our city’s many parks and trails, exploring unique, locally owned business, as well as all things creative. If you ask her about her bucket list, she’ll share endless travel destinations! Amber spends her days as the Director of Fundraising Marketing, leading a talented team of creatives for nearly 18 years. She is also a devoted advocate for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and other underrepresented causes.

Technology is Stealing My Child’s Happiness

When our children entered the world, the smartphone boom was just beginning. As they grew, we felt inept at finding the right balance between allowing our children to learn from and enjoy these technological advancements,...
Return to Learn Stress

Managing a Pandemic & Return to Learn Plans: How to Keep Your Cool

Find yourself reading every article, blog post, medical e-newsletter, etc. trying to consume as much information as you can to get a grip on the next few months? I’ve heard from many in my...
Support Families With High-Risk Illnesses

How (and Why) to Support High-Risk Individuals During a Pandemic

Are you done with the excessive efforts to limit virus exposure? Maybe feeling as though wearing a mask, social distancing and limited capacity at your favorite digs are just getting to be too much? For...