Amy Drew was born in Western New York and earned a BA in Music Education at Nazareth College of Rochester. Her career as a teacher began in 1998. Two years later, West Virginia became her home. Summers were spent guiding white water raft trips and waitressing. After teaching in public and private schools, Amy traded lesson plans for a backpack and hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. 2,200 miles later, she exchanged her backpack for a van and headed west. Eventually, Amy landed in Savannah where she owns a school of music.