Durham Fit Framer
My name is Amy Gibbs, the Fit Framer. I live in Somersworth, NH with my wonderful husband and cats! I have always had a passion for art and visual media. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire, Magna Cum Laude class of 2002 with a degree in Studio Art. I started framing in high school. As a Junior at UNH, I picked up a part time job in the frame shop in Durham, then called The Out Back. I worked there and became the manager in 2002, right out of college.
Managing The Out Back was a great learning experience. I attended many professional picture framing courses and seminars, and continue to do so even today! I am a member of the New England Professional Picture Framers Association. I believe you never stop learning in this business. Each framing job is a new opportunity to design, enhance, and preserve to make something truly special and beautiful. When the shop became available in 2008, I jumped at the opportunity to take it over! I changed the name to Amy's Frame Shop and have been running a successful custom framing business in Durham ever since.
Recently, my passions for art and the community have been blossoming! I have taken a leadership role in my local Rotary Club, The Durham Great Bay Rotary. I am Vice President of the Lee Chapter of Master Networks, and I am member of the Newmarket Business Association. Besides preserving memories with my framing skills and being an active member of my community, I am also a health and fitness coach.
I bet you were wondering what the "Fit" part of the Fit Framer was referring to.
FIT, as in, I am fit. I am fit physically, professionally, and also I want to FIT your art and projects into the best framing possible.
FIT because my health and fitness coaching business has helped me gain confidence in my personal, professional, and social lives. I have a passion for helping people regain their own confidence, get fit in every aspect of their life – not just health and fitness! I'm happy to talk to anyone who is ready to make a change. I have lost 60lbs over the last 5 years. I'm stronger than I have ever been. I'm part of a team of strong, inspirational people who are ready to help end the trend of obesity in this country and I have finally started to become the woman and business owner I want to be. If you are interested in my health and fitness coaching, feel free to email or call me. Check out my Facebook page and follow along with me there as well!