Meet Our Crew
Amber Dowdy, Bakery Manager
“I love White’s Wayside because I get to do what I love every day and contribute to my community.”
Born and raised (mostly) in Augusta County, Amber lives less than five minutes from White’s Wayside with her dad, Fred, as well as siblings Afton and Austin. (If you have noticed the wooden Baker Lady at the front door of the diner, know that Fred carved the statue as a gift to celebrate three members of his family working in the bakery at various times.)Amber and her boyfriend Preston recently purchased a home in the West Augusta/Deerfield Valley area and are fixing it up with the hope of moving in within a year.
Amber joined the White’s Wayside team in 2016 (the year we opened!) and has excelled in the bakery. She makes sure we have the bread, pies, rolls, crackers, cinnamon buns, cookies, specialty breads ready for you. Amber trained in Charlottesville to master the amazing and popular hand pies we offer.
Amber’s interests include many creatures. Over the years, she has had fish, horses, goats, dogs and cats. Her dog, Kaida, currently rules the nest. Amber enjoys K-Pop concerts, reading (fiction), cooking, hiking, traveling and bee keeping…despite her allergy to stings. Amber is studying Japanese and dreams of a trip to Japan someday.