Quad Citizen: Amy Goldsberry

Quad Citizen: Amy Goldsberry

IT Sourcing Specialist, KONE

Quad Citizen Profile

“The Quad Cities is what you make of it, and you’re missing out if you don’t make yourself part of this community” says Texas-native turned Quad Citizen Amy Goldsberry.

Amy moved to the Quad Cities with her husband in 2006, and they’ve since had a son who is now eight. By day she works as a sourcing specialist focused on IT at KONE, a Fortune 500 company in the Quad Cities, but outside of work hours, she says she loves to get out and enjoy her community.

 “Anything is possible,” she says. “You can create your own lifestyle here. If you like biking, boating, running, craft breweries, it’s all here, and unlike huge metropolitan areas, it’s all accessible mostly within a 15 minute drive.”

And if there’s something you want that’s missing, it’s easy to create it here. She references her experience as a mother as the perfect example. Her son has special needs, and as recently as five years ago there wasn’t a community for parents of special needs children. That’s all changed, largely due to the Royal Ball Run which was started by another mom who saw a need.

“That’s a great example of how people here, they see a need and they can just go out and do it. We’re creating our own community here in the Quad Cities.”

She encourages people to step out of their comfort zone and get to know new people.

“There’s always something going on here. Check out the calendar and find one thing to do that makes you nervous. Once you’ve done that, the rest is easy. You can volunteer or find a Meetup – start small and you’ll be glad you did.”

If you’re looking for ideas of what to do in your free time, Amy has plenty. Some of her favorite things to do involve being outside – it could be going to a free concert along the Mississippi River front at the weekly Moline Centre Summer Concert Series, going to the farmers market or grabbing a beer on an outdoor patio.

“There’s always something happening here.”

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