President & Chief Goodness Officer, Mobile Loaves & Fishes
In Amber’s role as President & Chief Goodness Officer of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, she is responsible for ensuring that the organization’s vision, mission, strategy, core values, and goals are embodied and evangelized. Mobile Loaves & Fishes empowers communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless and is the visionary nonprofit behind Austin’s innovative Community First! Village, a 51-acre master planned development that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the chronically homeless in Central Texas. In addition to her role leading MLF’s strategy and operations, she also leads the organization’s development, communications, stewardship, and education teams as the Chief Goodness Officer.
Prior to joining Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Amber served as the Director of Learning & Leadership for Mission Capital where she created and facilitated leadership development programs for Central Texas leaders. She also spent eleven years as an Adjunct Instructor at St. Edward’s University. Amber has been an advocate for men and women experiencing homelessness for many years. Her deep passion for serving her homeless neighbors was ignited during a year of service at Andre House of Arizona, a house of hospitality for the homeless and working poor in downtown Phoenix.
Amber received a BA in Communication and an MBA in Marketing from St. Edward’s University, as well as a Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Martin, and their two children, Grace and Colin.