Amber Minton is a Columbia native and the wife of ACCP's Founder & CEO, Kentrell Minton. Born to Anna Jennings of Columbia, MO, Amber spent most of her childhood at Westcliff Farms in western Columbia where she helped out her grandfather and their family friend. From a very young age Amber has been no stranger to hard work and has cultivated a strong sense of community values. She often volunteered at the VFW with her grandparents assisting the Mizzou Marine Corps Auxiliary with BINGO.
Being a native of Columbia, Amber grew up in Columbia Public School system and attended Fredrick Douglas Senior High School in 2002. She later attended Columbia Career Academy where she studied Nursing and Health Care Occupations. Amber is currently the co-owner of Royal Motors in Columbia, MO, which donates a portion of their profits to ACCP and its programs.
Amber met Almeta in 2012 and the two immediately became friends. That year, she began helping with Everybody Eats, packaging and delivering baskets, taking donations, and cooking for Thanksgiving Dinner. Toward the end of Almeta's life, Amber spent a great deal of time with her as Amber's mother, Anna, was the RN assigned to Almeta's unit. After her passing in 2013, Amber made no hesitation to join hands with those that loved Almeta to keep her legacy alive. Amber was elected to the Board of Directors in 2013 and has been faithful to the vision of ACCP since its incorporation.