Meet the Team: Amy Parrish
As a little girl, Amy was recognized as the top Girl Scout Cookie seller in her region in St. Paul, Minnesota. Fast forward to 2016 and she is now the Corporate Sales Manager for the Inn at 500 Capitol. Ever since her Girl Scout days, Amy has thrived off providing others with the experience they are looking for. She brings an impressive 12 years of experience in hospitality sales and a profound love for Boise to the Inn at 500 Capitol team.
Amy spent her childhood and young adulthood between Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the Twin Cities in Minnesota but always dreamed of living near the mountains. After narrowing down her options between Santa Fe, Missoula and Boise, she loaded up her ’68 Volkswagen pop-up camper with her husband and her three-year-old daughter and moved out west. “Even though that was 22 years ago, I feel like I just moved here,” reflects Amy. “Boise always feels fresh to me.”
True to Boise’s engaging culture, Amy has taken an active role in the community through her membership on the board for the Boise State Alumni Association and the board for the Southwest Idaho Travel Association. When she first heard of the Inn at 500 Capitol, she knew that was where she was meant to be. “It combines all of my work – my love for hotels and travel, being able to provide an elevated customer service experience, and promote Boise and Southwest Idaho."
Amy describes her role as the Corporate Sales Manager as invigorating, challenging, and fulfilling. She refers to herself as a “professional friend-maker” and finds satisfaction in bringing people together. She is most excited for visitors to begin experiencing the Inn at 500 Capitol, and to eat at Richard’s, whom Amy has been a fan of since he began his bakery in Hyde Park many years ago. Her reason for people to choose the Inn at 500 Capitol for their next stay is so “they can put themselves in line with beauty – to experience the art, the luxury of the linens, decompress, but also be invigorated.”
When she isn’t out and about on business, Amy can be found with her first true love – the mountains. Her chiweenie, Fred, is more than happy to tag along for weekend backpacking trips or leisurely kayak rides. Amy is extremely proud of both of her children, a daughter in Milwaukee, and her son, a freshman at Rocky Mountain High School, and enjoys spending time with them. If the weather doesn’t permit an outdoor adventure, Amy can be found sipping a glass of wine with her girlfriends at Bodovino or, a new discovery, Capitol Cellars.