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Amy Hoover

Amy Hoover

Amy Hoover holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from The University of Iowa. Since graduating, Amy has worked in a variety of industries, giving her a multi-faceted background that helps her write and edit at LoveToKnow.

Event Planning and Coordination

During her years at the University, Amy interned in marketing at The Minnesota Renaissance Festival and helped coordinate the 2003 season. She also helped plan a fundraiser for a local public access television station. Later in life, Amy worked at a building center as an office assistant that gave her the opportunity to help coordinate special lunches and events.

Baking and Decorating Experience

Amy worked several years at the Danish Maid Bakery, helping customers in a retail setting, and decorating cookies. After leaving her position, Amy discovered she wanted to learn more about decorating and successfully completed Course 1 of The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating. She continues to be self-taught at home. Amy enjoys entering baking contests as well.

Interior Decorating and Home Improvement

Amy held a position as a retail clerk at a paint, wallpaper and flooring store, which exposed her to the basics of decorating. With her job as a building center office assistant, Amy acquired some fundamentals of the lumber, hardware, and building industry.

Writing Experience

In addition to writing and editing for LoveToKnow, Amy has also had the opportunity to work in writing-related positions over the years. This includes:

  • Press releases for The University of Iowa Museum of Art
  • Editing and writing for the Honors Newsletter at The University of Iowa
  • Ad design and writing for The Adair County Free Press

Personal Interests

When Amy is not working or writing, she enjoys reading, baking, saving money, watching movies, and organizing. She has even been known to take on an easy craft project or two in between caring for her family, traveling, and pinning sugary finds on her Pinterest board.

 

 

 

 

 

Most Recent Contributions by Amy Hoover

30 Sincere Phrases to Say Instead of Sorry for Your Loss

Saying something more personal instead of "sorry for your loss" will convey your sympathy in a more heartfelt manner. Whether you knew the d ... Read More

40 Miscarriage Quotes for Encouragement & Comfort

Going through a miscarriage is a difficult time for women and their partners. Quotes and sayings may help provide comfort during this time o ... Read More

Funeral Cake Ideas and Traditions

A funeral cake is served during the reception held after the service. While some areas have a traditional recipe, others now look to fancy, ... Read More

Happy Father’s Day in Heaven, Dad: Honoring His Memory

When you have to say "Happy Father's Day in heaven, Dad," you might find celebrating him one way to mourn him. Honor his memory with a messa ... Read More

Who to Tip at a Funeral? Simple Etiquette Guide

Figuring out who to tip at a funeral is something bereaved families want to know before the service and reception are complete. Being prepar ... Read More

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