American author and philanthropist, Margaret Mead once said: “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have”. If that is the case, then the world is a little better because of people like Amy Echler. Amy is a dental hygienist at Anderson Ferry Dental LLC in Delhi Township. There, she not only takes care of her client’s dental needs, but she genuinely cares about them. I should know, I am one of them.
More than a smile
A dental hygienist’s job can be challenging. Let’s face it, people do not always want to go to the dentist. Nevertheless, Amy remains upbeat and positive about her role, which she knows includes helping people feel more relaxed, or at least less nervous. Perhaps this is in part because of Amy’s caring nature or simply because of her nurturing personality. In any case, her clients reap the benefit.
Maybe Amy feels compelled to be of service, because she feels that she has been so blessed in her own life. She readily talks about her childhood, being a triplet, camping trips with her family and especially her reliance and faith in God to lead her forward. Whether at work or in life, she participates with kindness and treats people with a “you matter” attitude. We could all use a little more of that.
Amy is a triplet!
Most people find it fascinating that Amy is a triplet. She is one of three sisters, which she admits was so much fun growing up. She says, it was like growing up with your two best friends! She claims it was even fun for her older brother, because when the girls came along, he instantly had three siblings to boss around.
“When I look back at my childhood and college years, I couldn’t have planned it any better!”
Just for fun:
Q: What do you do for you?
A: I love being home with my 4 month old son.
Also I work out – run / hike / take time for myself.
Q: What is one of your favorite memories growing up?
A: We used to camp with my dad. My dad sleeps under the stars. I remember him teaching us how to use a compass. He would give us map coordinates and hide skittles at that location. When we got there, we would find the skittles. We would do anything for skittles.
Q: If someone you know described you, what would they say?
A: I am nurturing. Born to be a mama.
I feel so blessed now to have my 4 month old son, Caleb and to start raising a family!
Q: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
A: I wanted a career where I can be of service but also allows the flexibility for me to raise a family.
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in your community?
A: Besides my parents, I would say Amber Ciamarra. She was one of my high school teachers and her husband was a grade school teacher. She has helped me get through some things with a faith-based foundation. She is a huge mentor to a lot of people. She and her husband are on fire for the Lord.
Q: What are you most proud of?
A: I grew up as a Christian. Even in grade school I would pray with my friends and I was blessed to have felt the Lord calling me to witness to other people. I am not perfect but I have so much love for people to know the Lord.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be, and why?
A: Australia – because of the zoo. I wish I could have met the crocodile hunter. I named my pet lizard “Terry” after him.
Q: What is your favorite movie OR what is the first movie you remember seeing in a theatre?
A: The War Room with Priscilla Shirer.
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: Don’t be a people pleaser. Do things for yourself. Do what is right for you and your spirit.
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: I want to run a full marathon.
Q: What current / former local business makes you the most nostalgic about Cincinnati?
A: The parks – Shawnee lookout.
Q: Choosing anyone alive or not: with whom would you love to have lunch? Why?
A: Priscilla Shirer, to pick her brain.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
A: Growing my family, having another kid – finishing my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. I love where I work. This is where I want to be.
Q: What 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
A: Comfort / Love / Welcoming
Amy was raised in Cheviot and Green Township on the west side of Cincinnati