Hometown: Orange, California Live in: Henderson, Colorado Works at: CBA/DBA CBA Member Since: 2007
Amy Larson is the new executive director and CEO of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations.
Describe yourself in four words.
Positive, Motivated, Strategic, Dedicated.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
“Behind every face is a drama going on.” Everyone is living a lot of life. Caring matters.
What’s the worst advice you’ve ever been given?
“Trust your gut.” It’s overused. I believe there’s wisdom in a multitude of counselors.
Favorite place you’ve traveled to:
St. Paul de Vence, France. A medieval hill town exquisitely nestled above the sea.
What’s the most random job you’ve ever had?
Sign waver to promote a local housing development. I had just finished grad school. Recession hit hard. Jobs were scarce. It served a purpose.
How do you find work/life balance?
It’s an evolving center of gravity!
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My three children. They are my blessings!
How has the CBA impacted your career?
Game changer! Never have I witnessed a group of professionals so dedicated to one another and to their calling. Our members and staff are committed; it’s a dynamic I’m privileged to experience and embrace.
When you aren’t working, how do you like to spend your time?
I love to be with my family and friends. I also enjoy singing, playing the piano, cooking, reading, taking long walks, and swimming.
Who is your hero and why?
My husband. He’s my Renaissance man!
What is the most meaningful object you have on your desk?
It’s a photo of a ship charting a wild ocean storm. The caption says: “CHALLENGES. Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” This picture has shared my desk since 1990.