Amy Quarry is an entrepreneur, community-builder, graphic designer and localist. She thrives in the process of change-making, collaboration and idea jamming. She loves her small hometown of Quesnel, and strongly believe in the resilience of a community built together. After living in big cities in the US and Europe, Amy returned to Quesnel and fell back in love with small town life, the kind of love that makes you want to pitch in and give back. And thus, Small Town Love was born.
Over the past three years, Amy has worked with community partners to develop and launch buy-local programs in northern BC as well as continuing to create community in her hometown of Quesnel. Travelling across the region, her experience working with dozens of community champions has inspired Amy to consider the deeper implications of celebrating community economies by working to guide and support their own economic transformations. Her recent work at Simon Fraser University’s Community Economic Development program gives her an innovative and practiced approach to working with communities and entrepreneurs to take the important next steps in strengthening their local economies.
If you are a fellow localist with a heart for growing your small town's economy and helping entrepreneurs thrive, we want to hear from you.