Position: Amy & Eric became the owners of  Duck Worth Wearing in 2006. Three years later they opened the sister store, The Loft in 2009.

Past: Amy and Eric grew up just miles apart with Amy’s stomping grounds in Radcliffe, Iowa and Eric a short distance from there in Story City. As Iowa natives, purchasing the store in Ames seemed the perfect fit for giving back to the community in which they grew up.


Eric keeps busy working part time at a geospatial technology company. In addition Eric helps out at the stores by managing the finances, marketing and website maintenance. This complements Amy's skill set as she is not fond of numbers. Amy's schedule is packed with working between the 4 stores. She is jack of all trades and the glue that holds the stores together.

When not working Eric & Amy enjoy time with their two children.  Colby is a chemical engineer for Nestle. His wife Shelby and their daughter Ellie live in Salt Lake City. Mackenzie is a 2021 graduate of Iowa State University and is a 1st grade teacher at United Community School District. Waiting at home is their dog Milo, who can be found from time to time wandering Duck Worth Wearing.

Future: Amy & Eric have a real passion for serving the families of Ames and Ankeny and look forward to a continued relationship over the coming years!