By Paris Wolfe, Blogmaster, The Herb Society of America
Amy Rogers calls herself an administrative assistant, but her responsibilities reach much further than one might expect. Certainly, she’s the initial point of contact for members and public when calling or stopping by HSA. She handles reservations for the Educational Conference and Annual Meeting of Members, solicits and processes advertisements for The Herbarist, works on the annual appeal and so much more.
With a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and an MBA from Cleveland State University, Amy brings a rich business history to The Herb Society. After years working for various organizations she took time off to raise her daughter through middle school.
The Herb Society marks her return to an office, one so close to home that she’s ridden her bike to work.
Most of Amy’s herbs are grown in pots to save them from the deer around her Kirtland home.
“My favorite herbs are lemon verbena and pineapple sage. I love the fragrance and their look when paired in pots with other herbs and flowers,” she says. “I always have basil, thyme, parsley, dill, sage and chives on hand for cooking.”
When she’s not gardening, Amy loves to bike and read. She lives with her husband, Alan, soon-to-be 15 year old daughter, Lily, two calico cats. She has a horse, Sophie, that lives at a barn 5 miles away.