AmyRose Tomlinson is originally from the St. Louis area, but has lived and worked in various places and recently relocated to Columbia, MO where she works in a transitional living group home for teenage girls. When she is not teaching general life skills and mentoring these brilliant young women, she is writing, hiking, making music and shooting photography.
In addition to youth care work, AmyRose is a freelance writer, photographer, and mixed media artist. AmyRose has enjoyed writing from a young age, and discovered her love of photography in the French Quarter of New Orleans when she shot street photography on a weekend off during her summer internship. Her desire to capture faces and moments on film grew as she utilized this newfound passion by providing senior pictures for the girls from her first group home and documenting a 6-month humanitarian trip to Uganda, East Africa.
AmyRose constantly strives to find new ways to combine her love of the outdoors, music, and writing with her desire to empower young women.
One of AmyRose's greatest adventures was founding and funding a clean water well project for an orphanage she lived and worked alongside in Uganda, East Africa. It was this project that inspired her future humanitarian efforts and opened her eyes to the need for child advocates worldwide.