24, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Duane and Ruth Ann (Buehrer) Koch on May 1, 1969, in Mason, Michigan. She attended St. John's Lutheran School in Jefferson and graduated from Jefferson High School (active in AFS and band) in 1987. Amy graduated with highest honors from Marlboro College in Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1991 with a bachelor of arts in international studies. She subsequently earned a master of arts in curriculum and instruction and held numerous teaching licenses. She spoke fluent Spanish and functional Japanese. Amy served as a bilingual teacher in Los Angeles,

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