Amber Strohauer, Chief Operating Officer, Strohauer Farms
As a 4th-generation farmer, Amber works alongside her father day in and day out to learn how to keep her family legacy going. She joined the family farm in May 2015 and is responsible for oversight of business development, sales and marketing, food safety compliance and logistics. She also manages the packing warehouse and H-2A employees, serving as a key player in delivering everything from fingerling potatoes to shallots.
She is heavily involved in the agricultural community, serving on boards for organizations such as Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, and Weld Food Bank. Amber is a Vanderbilt University alumna and previously worked as a Compensation Analyst for Asurion in Nashville, TN.
• Amber is a dancing queen. She currently participates in salsa dance performance teams in Denver, CO, and was a NFL cheerleader for the Tennessee Titans in 2011 and 2012.
• Amber thoroughly enjoys taking online courses. In fact, some may call her an “addict.”
• Cooking is Amber’s way of relaxing. “I believe there’s no better way to show someone you care than making a home-cooked meal.”
• Amber’s motto in life: Go big or go home.
Journey with Amber in the images below as she shares her TOP PASSIONS.
Amber is one of nine individuals selected to be in Class 6 of the Future Volunteer Leaders. She is the first Future Volunteer Leader from Colorado.
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