Amy Helck died on Saturday. She had been in declining health for several years, and she died peacefully. Amy was one of the founders of Preserve Ramapo, and she served as its first chairperson. At the time that Amy chaired Preserve Ramapo, she was a high-level advertising account executive in Manhattan, and Andy, her husband, did computer and mechanical design for leading shows on Broadway.
When they gave up the rat race in Manhattan, they moved first to Telluride, Colorado and then about an hour away to Ridgway. Amy had decided that cooking was her thing, and she trained in Europe for a career as a chef. While in Telluride, she baked for one of the town’s two leading restaurants, and she worked as an accountant. After they moved out of town, she did catering for folks in the Telluride area. Andy found employment in Telluride’s wonderful library. He worked at the help desk and did computer programming. He now maintains and is expanding the library’s computer system. [Read more…]