Amber was born in Montana and began drawing and painting as a child. She studied art in Chicago, and after graduating, moved to New York and worked at an art museum while painting at night. Soon after marriage, she and her husband took a leap and moved off the grid to Veracruz, Mexico. While living in Xalapa, Veracruz, she met and studied under the renowned Mexican painter and sculptor, Salvador Cruzado Romero. She now lives in Phoenix and in her spare time, she can be found hiking and cooking her favorite mexican dishes for her family.