Before coming to Parker in 1998, Amy worked for the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park from 1982 through 1997, first in the Wardrobe Department and later in Wigs. In 1988, she was appointed the director of the Wig & Makeup Department and served in that position until 1997.
Amy worked with directors including Jack O'Brien, Craig Noel, Gene Saks, James LaPine, and the late John Houseman; actors Hal Holbrook, Sada Thompson, Blair Brown, Stockard Channing, Campbell Scott, Richard Easton, Paxton Whitehead, Katharine McGrath, and Marsha Mason; and designers Robert Morgan, Lewis Brown , Andrew Yelusich, and Tina Haatannen.
She retired from the Old Globe in 1997. Her husband, Tom—head of the Upper School Science Department and physics teacher from 1982 to 2008—said the department needed someone to assist in setting up and breaking down labs for the teachers. She started part-time.
"As the department and the size of classes have grown, so has my job," Amy says. "I enjoy the great variety of duties I perform and all that I have learned since the sciences were not my major."