Amy Mattias is the co-director of Local Food Alliance, a program of the Sun Valley Institute. Amy Joined LFA in fall of 2017 to deepen our ability to connect the dots among consumers, producers and elsewhere in our local and regional food system. Amy serves on the Blaine County Food Council, is a board member of Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture and has worked with numerous local organizations committed to the local food movement, including Wood River Valley HarvestFest, Idaho’s Bounty, NourishMe and Kraay’s Market & Garden. Amy created Kraay’s Market & Garden’s website and online ordering platform, expanded their vendor network, and increased awareness and sales throughout the Wood River Valley. Amy has created digital presences for food related entities, such as Wood River Valley HarvestFest and Blaine County Food Council.
Prior to moving to Idaho, Amy graduated from Western Michigan University, magna cum laude, in Sociology and Organizational Communications. She worked as the Communications & Operations Specialist for an herbal supplement company and as a small business consult for Rupert’s Brew House, a micro-brewery, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Amy is passionate about regenerative agriculture, preserving farmland & agricultural heritage, and community resilience.