Amber writes several types of scripts ranging from comedies to sci fi, shorts, TV series, and features. She has experience as a production assistant and lighting sound crews.
With more than 15 years of experience writing for travel media companies, Amber is known for unusual adventure stories .
Sustainability & Investigative Reporting
Amber’s first official introduction to activism was during an internship at Peace News in London back in 2005. Since then, she’s served as a reporter at the Blue Paper in Key West, an investigative digital newspaper that specializes in video documentaries about local issues, corruption, and ocean conservation. She has volunteered at several island clean up events, including one she organized for Earth Day to help remove debris from local waterways.
As a freelance writer for Treehugger.com, she analyzed eco-friendly products and provided consumers with guidance in purchasing decisions. She most recently served as the sustainability editor at Recurrent Ventures.
Theater & Screenwriting
Although she's relatively new to screenwriting, it has quickly become her favorite creative medium. Amber has worked behind-the-scenes as a production assistant on Flip My Florida Yard, a reality T.V. series that showcases the impact of having an environmentally-friendly yard (sponsored by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection). Recently, she joined the team at Warner Brothers as a production assistant for Marcel (Bad Monkey), an upcoming television series starring Vince Vaughn that's based on the best-selling novel by Florida writer, Carl Hiaasen.
Amber participates in the non-profit theater group, the Fringe (Key West), where she serves on the lighting and sound crew. She assists on the run crew for other events on the island, including the Studios Key West, and volunteer opportunities like the legendary Headdress Ball and the Key West Film Festival.
In June 2022, Amber made her directorial debut at the Studio's of Key West during the iconic 24-hour theater project, "One Night Stand." Both shows to this collection of comedic performances were sold out.
Her scripts often focus on alternative lifestyles, comedy, countercultures, and stepping outside the comfort zone. She enjoys trying new genres, and has been known to dabble in sci fi, drama, and thrillers. She writes shorts, features, and television series pilots.
Amber can also assist local film commissions and tourism boards in creating sustainable film production guides for film crews on location. These in-depth, area-specific guides provide practical resources for crews visiting an area (including recycling centers, green lodging, EV charge stations, and transportation options) as well as sensitive environmental considerations that may be unique to a region.
In addition, she is a member of Film Florida and Women in Film and Television Florida.
Travel & Content Writing
Amber has more than 15 years of experience writing SEO-based content about travel destinations, products, and attractions. Her work has appeared on TripSavvy, 10Best.com/USA Today Travel, Sherman’s Travel, Frommers.com, Dreamscapes Magazine, and many other travel publications.
She is most famous for her whirlwind “Jethiking” journey across the U.S. by hitchhiking on private aircraft. Her shoe-string travel adventure made national and international news, and was covered by mainstream media outlets such as the Seattle Times, Daily Mail U.K, Time.com, NBC's Today.com, Cosmopolitan, and CNN, as well as many others.
Within the aviation community, Amber appeared on Sun N Fun Radio during the annual fly-in event, and was featured by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Her book, “Wingin’ It; Tales from an Airplane Hitchhiker,” documents her experience as she learned firsthand about the incredible subculture she encountered in general aviation. It is currently in the final stages of editing, and she is working to adapt it into a feature screenplay.
Background & Other
Amber holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the College at Brockport, State University of New York. She is an active member of the Key West Writers Guild, and primarily writes comedy short stories, novels, and screenplays.
Amber lives off-grid on a boat that’s fitted with solar panels and a composting toilet, and splits her time between Key West and North Florida. She loves kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, sailing, and hammocks. Although she does most of her writing on a laptop, she’s a big fan of her manual typewriter.