Amy Martin is a freelance writer and painter who lives on a small island in the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Goddard College’s MFA Creative Writing Program and has written a memoir titled Flight Power.
She served as a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot in the U.S. Army from 2002-2010. She flew medevac missions in the Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic (M.A.S.T) program in Alaska and V.I.P. and air assault in the Republic of Korea. She is a commercial/instrument-rated helicopter pilot and holds a Private Pilot airplane certificate. After leaving the military, she spent five years at Boeing as a Change Specialist on the KC-46 Tanker and the 777X programs. In 2020 she served as a Veteran Benefits Specialist at Opportunity Council, a non-profit that assists homeless veterans in gaining housing stability. In February 2021, she returned to the EMS rescue community and began working as a Data Analyst at Camano Island Fire & Rescue.