Alchemical Entrepreneur and Baltimore native, Amy Short expresses her highest good and feels her happiest when working to create, shape, shepherd, and sustain participatory communities that engender personal and societal transformation. Amy’s vision of collective social impact includes her work through 2015 founding and growing NYC Social, a friend factory for young professionals in New York City that worked to eradicate loneliness, touched over 20,000 lives annually, and was featured in the New York Times and on Good Morning America. Amy also spent several years as volunteer facilitator of the life-changing Opening the Heart workshop and is currently working to establish a Drug War Memorial. You can find Amy at the Stockade games in Kingston, in the dust of Black Rock City, tending to her backyard garden, wandering the cobblestone streets of Lisbon, Portugal, engaging area entrepreneurs through the Hudson Valley Startup Fund, and zooming around the Catskill mountains on her vintage Honda motorcycle.