Amy was born and raised off of Thayer Street on Providence’s East Side, where she grew up frequenting Open Houses with her dad on Sundays. After graduating from Lincoln School and earning her Bachelor’s Degree from Simmons University, Amy purchased, gutted, and redesigned her first home. It was love at first project oversight.
Since then, Amy has channeled her creative spirit into a series of home renovations across Rhode Island. From full demolitions to custom dovetail joints, Amy enjoys partnering with architects, contractors, artists, and friends to uncover each property’s unique potential. She currently lives in the woods of Coventry in a bright and airy custom post-and-beam home inspired by Italy’s hidden alleyways.
Her artistic, entrepreneurial, and local roots run deep. Amy worked in the Rhode Island private school sector for over two decades as a graphic designer and creative director. Now, she creates her own socially conscious textile patterns as the principal of Bat Hill Designs, named after the East Greenwich farm her mother grew up on. Amy is the great niece of famed Ocean State artist Maxwell Mays, and an immediate descendant of both the inventors of Fruit of the Loom undergarments and the pen clip, a favorite of dotted-line signers across the world.
Amy lives with her husband Justin, a musician and teacher at Moses Brown School, her four kids, Riley (23), Wils (21), Ian (18), and Margot (10), her two hound dogs, and her one skittish tabby cat. In her free time, she enjoys playing golf, cardio-kickboxing, cooking, entertaining, and dreaming up new inventions. She and Justin are the managers of Glamp Frogmore, a private retreat on their 38-acre property recently named one of the 10 best glamping sites in New England by USA Today.