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1 Bridges PTO Board – Bridges PTO

Bridges PTO Board




Michaela Lewis, President

Hello Bobcat Families! I am so excited to working with PTO alongside the dedicated teachers, staff members, and parents for the fourth year here at Bridges Elementary. As your PTO President, it is my goal to make this year full of fun while doing all I can to support our amazing staff and families. 

I have thoroughly enjoyed my involvement in previous school events, running the Facebook page, and getting to know so many of the amazing teachers and parents we have at this school.

My husband and I have 5 kiddos, two are currently attending Sossaman (a seventh and eighth grader), and then our two Bridges Bobcats who are in kindergarten and third grade. We also have a two-year-old future Bobcat at home who can’t wait to join her siblings in school! I am excited to be part of the PTO and look forward to a great year with all of you!



Cori Amer, Secretary
Hello Bobcats! My name is Cori and I am super excited to be part of the PTO again this year!

My husband and I have been married for 17 years and have 3 kids: Jack (10th), Kate (6th), and Ally (4th). I grew up in Michigan, attended Michigan State University (Go Green!), moved to Chicago for a few years, then made our permanent home in Arizona in 2006. We love Arizona – especially Gilbert – and plan to be here until all of our children leave the nest! 

In our free time – when we aren’t on the football, baseball and soccer fields or at the cheer gym – we enjoy watching college football and basketball, hiking and exploring the outdoors, camping, boating and traveling to anywhere that we can swim and play on a beach.

I have worked in Corporate America, as a writer and Project Manager, for almost 20 years. Serving on the PTO Board allows me to utilize some of those professional skills, but in a fun and creative environment, while giving back to the teachers and staff who do so much to support our kids.  

It’s going to be a great school year, and I’m excited to be a part of it!


Sarah Riffell, Treasurer
My name is Sarah Riffell and I have been a member of the Bridges community since April 2014. My daughter Ava is in 4th grade, and my son Corbin is going into 1st grade at Bridges. 
I have a B.S. in Accountancy from Arizona State University and have been in the accounting field for over 17 years. I currently work as the Controller for an aircraft finance company managing all aspects of the business accounting functions and the loan-servicing department.
This will be my 4th year serving on the PTO Board at Bridges and I am excited to see what this year has in store. 
In my free time, I enjoy staying active with hiking, mountain biking, Crossfit and traveling as much as possible. My family and I look forward to a lasting relationship with Bridges as our children mature and grow with the community.

Jennifer Hamilton, VP Fundraising

Boo-ya Bobcats! I am so excited to be on PTO this year. My husband and I have two children, Leah and Carter. Leah is currently in the fourth grade at Bridges Elementary and has been at the school since it first opened. Our son Carter is in the third grade and currently attends another school within the district.

I am a  native of Arizona and love it here. Our family loves camping, fishing, hunting and being outdoors. We also keep ourselves busy with attending high school football games, and watching college football (THE Ohio State) and NFL football (Go Steelers!).

I work full time as a Special Education Director for multiple schools around the state, as well as own my own business advocating for students, parents and families with special needs.

I am so excited to be in charge of Fundraising this year! It is going to be an AMAZING year!


Amy Moyer, VP Events

I served on the 2019-2020 PTO board as the Parliamentarian. Along with board duties, I enjoyed helping plan events and chaired the Mother/Son Bingo. I have two boys, 3rd and 5th grades. This will be our family’s 2nd full year at Bridges Elementary and in Arizona.

I am currently the Community Manager for a private office and coworking workspace, located in Gilbert. Prior to our move to Gilbert, I was a stay at home mom for over 4 years and previously worked in Corporate America for 15 years. My undergraduate is in Liberal Arts and I have my Masters in Business Administration. My strengths are efficiency, planning and organization. With my skill set I hope to put together some fun and memorable events for the families of Bridges Elementary.

For fun our family enjoys golfing, playing games, watching movies, or traveling to California to visit family.