Amy is an innovative business strategist with more than two decades of senior management experience in strategic planning, operations management, marketing, and product development within multiple industries in the private sector (including high tech, news media and education, advertising, and consulting) across global markets. She is a highly skilled communicator with a successful track record of facilitating organizational transitions and leading teams to solve complex problems.
Amy’s public sector experience includes her appointment by the Montgomery County Council to two consecutive terms as Commissioner on the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (2008-2016). In her role there she attained vast knowledge and experience in zoning, land use planning, and development – hearing and ruling on regulatory matters and working together with land use attorneys and residents in the development of Countywide Master Plans and Sector Plans.
Amy also launched a private real estate investment business – Grace Realty Partners, LLC – through which she and her partner renovated multiple properties and, ultimately, created a specialized probate practice. Together they assisted numerous families in navigating the estate/probate process and in the liquidation of properties ranging from “problem” properties, such as hoarder houses and houses in complete disrepair, to pristine houses, waterfront properties, and upscale homes. Additionally, in late 2015, Amy and her partner became Co-Organizers of The BWI Meetup (6th largest real estate investment education and networking group in the Country). Through the management of this group, they built a strong network of investors and lenders.
The success of her probate practice, together with her deep understanding of real estate markets, led Amy (together with her Co-Founder, Andy Spagnolo) to establish Trusted Estate Partners. Today, Trusted Estate Partners is a valued partner to many attorneys and trustees within the Maryland, Virginia, and DC Metropolitan areas. . . and is recognized as having set The New Standard for Estate Liquidation™.
Amy lost her husband to pancreatic cancer in 2011 – a devastating illness that took his life at the age of 52. The sudden loss of her husband thrust her into the probate process and the difficulties associated with estate liquidation. During this personal challenge, she learned firsthand how overwhelming it can be to go through the grieving process while trying to complete all of the tasks necessary to settle an estate, and reorganize an entire life . Amy is very compassionate in helping others as they go through such loss and restructuring. She believes – and shares with conviction – that everything she has experienced in her life has prepared her for the work she now does through Trusted Estate Partners.