Amber and her family moved to Westcave in 1974 where she and her brother were raised. Her father, John Ahrns, was the first Preserve Manager. With an intrinsic love of the outdoors and educating people about it, she moved on to help manage Hamilton Pool Preserve for the better part of a decade. She received her BS from Texas State in Geography and Planning. In 2000, Amber started her professional career as a Field Biologist with Travis County managing both the Balcones Canyonland Preserve and Park system for all land management practices. In 2009, Amber became a full-time Mom after the birth of her and her husband’s first daughter, Viola. In 2011, she started back at Westcave part-time helping with educational programs and land management issues. Her second daughter, Senna was born in 2012. In 2013 Amber became the Land Manager of Westcave.