Albert Einstein once said, “Only a life lived for others is worth living.” For Amy Trosine, the Director of Human Resources at Career Path Services, living for others is what she strives to do every day. For just over six years now, Amy has been with Career Path Services and says it was the mission-focused work and culture to take care of its employees that drew her in.
In her free time, Amy serves as the Human Resources advisor for Vanessa Behan; she is also the chair-elect on the Board of Trustees for the organization. Vanessa Behan is a Spokane area non-profit founded in 1987 in honor of two-year-old Vanessa, who died from child abuse injuries. According to their site, “Vanessa Behan helps parents who are having difficulty providing safe shelter and care for their children. They may be dealing with issues as complex as substance abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness. Or, they may just be exhausted and worn-out from the demands of parenting.” “I wanted to support this organization that works to prevent this abuse from ever happening again; in Human Resources, we’re about supporting those that carry out the organization’s mission. Serving as a Human Resource advisor provides me the opportunity to provide such support,” Amy said.
Along with volunteering for Vanessa Behan, Amy also serves on the Gonzaga University School of Business Human Resource Concentration Advisory Board. There she provides input and direction on developing tomorrow’s Human Resource leaders. It also allows Amy to help the next generation of Human Resource representatives build their skills to cultivate positive company cultures and provide critical organizational support and expertise.
Outside of all of her “heartwork,” Amy enjoys spending as much time as she can on a beach! She said, “I’m totally a beach gal; it’s where I gain my sanity and find my center! If I’m not at the beach, I’m looking at pictures of the beach and figuring out how I can get back there.” She also enjoys spending time with her two golden retrievers Josie and Allie, going to hockey games with her husband Jason and their friends, teaching at Gonzaga University, crafting, and supporting Vanessa Behan.
“Life is not an individual project. We thrive when we collaborate with, listen to, and learn from each other. We are all stronger together. I feel so fortunate to work and volunteer for some great mission-driven, human-centered organizations with people who are passionate about what they do.” she said. Thank you for all of your dedication and “heartwork,” Amy!