Amy Roloff – a Business Woman, Inspirational Speaker, TV Star, Philanthropist, Farm Owner, Author, and Mom are just a few words that describe this one of a kind woman. Added to that she knows how to stir up some fabulous meals in the kitchen, her second home.
Her challenges, experiences as a little person and success as a graduate with a BSBA from Central Michigan University in Personnel and Hospitality, an early education teacher, manager of a soccer club, youth team soccer coach, a hit TV show Little People Big World and her charity foundation are some ways that has led her to naturally inspire and touch people lives. She has overcome challenges to make a difference and wants others to know they can make a difference too.
In 2009 Amy founded, established, and serves as president of the non-profit Amy Roloff Charity Foundation (ARCF) to advocate, support, and inspire kids facing life challenges. To date Amy has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help educate, support, and inspire kids in foster care, teen moms, children’s hospital, sports, homeless kids, and internationally. As a fundraiser and businesswoman Amy has developed several strategic relationships with local and global businesses such as Fred Meyer, Entercom, FedEx, Frontier Communication, LongBottom, and Portland Timbers. She continues to reach out to individuals, corporations, and other businesses that led her foundation to such tremendous success locally, nationally, and internationally.
Amy’s desire to reach out and inspire others is reflected in her many speaking engagements to hundreds of audiences. She has spoken to various groups; colleges, universities, schools, non-profit organizations, business associations, woman groups, and faith based. Her talks motivate and inspire individuals to overcome their challenges and to realize their success, value and potential as an individual and in others.
As a devoted wife and involved mom to her four children Jeremy, Zachary, Molly and Jacob, Amy’s faith, family and sense of value is what gives her focus and purpose in all that she does. As a working woman and mom, Amy is invested in balancing all aspects of her life including managing to navigate a hectic family life along side a very project orientated and successful husband and family farm. She may be best known for filming her TLC phenomenon hit reality show “Little People Big World” that tells the story of her and her family for over 6 seasons of filming, 230 episodes averaging over 2.5 million viewers worldwide each year. Amy’s life has been forever changed into a media sensation. Her newfound celebrity and voice have inspired her to enact positive change in the world for kids, families, and individuals globally. Amy’s life experiences and story of overcoming challenges has led to appearances on Oprah, Good Morning America, Rachel Ray Show, The View, Jay Leno and others. She has been interviewed by the New York Times, People Magazine, McCall’s, and numerous other media outlets.
Amy believes that everyone has value and purpose and can make an impact not only in their own life but others as well. She lives by example encouraging, supporting and inspiring others to reach their potential in spite of challenges and obstacles we face.
Amy’s motto is – a little difference for a BIG World – can and does go a long way.