Amy J. Roloff
Amy may be little but she is making a BIG difference in the world in many ways.
Amy Roloff – a Business Women, Inspirational Speaker, TV Star, Philanthropist, Farm Owner, Author,
and Supermom are just a few words that describe this one of a kind woman. Amy realized her passion for
people and helping others reach their potential from way back as a kid growing up to whom she is today. Her
challenges, obstacles, experiences, and success from when she graduated with a BSBA from Central Michigan
University in Personnel and Hospitality, an early education teacher, managed a soccer club, coach of a youth
soccer team, a hit show, and charity foundation are some ways that has led her to success and naturally inspire
and touch a range of people lives.
In 2009 Amy founded, established, and serves as president of the non-profit Amy Roloff Charity
Foundation (ARCF) to advocate, support, and inspire kids including youth at risk, kids with special needs, and
other challenges. To date Amy has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that have help, educate, support kids
in foster care, teen moms, children’s hospital, sports, homeless kids, and internationally. As a fundraiser and
businesswoman Amy has developed several strategic relationships with local and global businesses such as
FedEx, Entercom, Fred Meyer Store, and Portland Timbers. She continues to reach out to individuals,
corporations, and other businesses which has led her foundation to such tremendous success to date locally,
nationally, and internationally. She also has serve on the board of her children’s school, other volunteer work,
and on the board of Little People of America a national organization that advocates for people with dwarfism.
Amy’s desire to continue to reach out and inspire others is reflected in her many speaking
engagements to hundreds of audiences. She has spoken to various groups, colleges, universities, schools, non-
profit organizations, business associations, woman groups, and faith based, motivating and inspiring individuals
to overcome their challenges and to realize their success, value and potential as an individual. She continues to
overwhelm audiences by her stories, insights on topics and her personal touch. Many event planners are often
surprised with the outcome of doubling the number of people that come to hear her speak and increase in their
fundraising efforts. Another way Amy has changed lives is an author, along with her family, of Little People Big
Values that takes an inspirational look into her life and family.
As a devoted wife and involved mom to her four children Jeremy, Zachary, Molly and Jacob, Amy’s
faith, family and sense of value is what gives her focus and purpose in all that she does. As a working women
and mom Amy is invested in balancing all aspects of her life including managing to navigate a hectic family life
along side a very project orientated husband and successful family farm. She may be best known for filming
her TLC phenomenon hit reality show “Little People Big World” that tells the story of her and her family for
over 6 seasons of filming, 229 episodes averaging over 2.5 million viewers worldwide. Amy’s life has been
forever changed and her newfound celebrity and voice have inspired her to enact positive change in the world
for kids and families globally. Amy’s life story of overcoming challenges, experiences, and success has led to
appearances on Oprah, Good Morning America, Rachel Ray Show, The View, Jay Leno and others. She has been
interviewed by the New York Times, People Magazine, McCalls, and numerous other media outlets.
What is most inspiring about Amy is that she has not let her own personal challenge of having
achondroplasia dwarfism, or a childhood illness, or constantly looked upon as not having possibilities stop
her from taking action and keep moving forward. She has shown strength in believing in herself that she can
make a difference regardless of how others saw her. Amy may only be 4’ 2” but she never considered herself as
having a disability. Amy has often said ‘I may be different but I can do what anyone else can do just in a different
way.” Amy believes that everyone has value and purpose and can make a difference not only in their own life
but others as well. She lives by example encouraging, supporting and inspiring others to reach their potential in
spite of challenges and obstacles.
Amy is thrilled to have the opportunity to reach people right where they are at and inspired them as
individuals through her stories and perspective from her own personal life. She is reaching greater heights,
living an adventurous life and making a difference changing lives. She is honored to be a part of that change in