Client Relations Manager, Musical Mom, and Housing advocate
“Every case has its own story, its own world.” – Amber Roy
Twenty years ago, Amber Roy and Josiah Roloff, shared the same workplace and similar interests in digital forensics. Their professional paths diverged, eventually meeting again when Amber joined Roloff Digital Forensics (RDF) in late January. Having a trifold love for relations, technology, and servant leadership, Amber saw an opportunity to be creative at RDF. The daughter of Shriners and a nurse, servant leadership and relationship management runs in the family. Her work/life balance harmonizes through creativity: she, her husband, and her children are all musicians.
On working at RDF, “[e]very single person here is solution-minded. Their approaches are going to be completely different [with unique perspectives]. I work with people who genuinely enjoy one another. It’s impossible to not be creative in an environment that promotes that kind of growth and culture.”
Being the Cheese
Amber wears many hats as the Client Relations Manager, SCRUM master, Evidence Custodian, and Continuous Improvement Manager.
“I am the person that puts folks together. [Clients] have a problem and we have folks here that can help solve that problem. And I’m here to be the cheese.” Can you tell Amber grew up in Wisconsin?
RDF’s services and expertise span the expanse of technology from the Consumer Internet of Things (CIoT) to consulting on prosecution or defense in criminal cases or military-related cases.
“We’re creating a path, a footprint everywhere we go. And sometimes folks need help preserving that information. Sometimes they need our examiners to analyze the information and document what they find. Our focus is to be factual to those that we serve.”
What is digital evidence?
Amber and her colleagues help clients understand digital evidence through intentional processes, including but not limited to:
- Photo restoration
- Authentic documentation
- Document verification
- Recovering deleted material
- Record preservation
- User journeys
“There are people behind every problem. It’s really important to be sensitive to that fact. For us, we want to make forensics understandable to the people that come to us for help.”
No day is Groundhog’s Day
“You’re constantly learning. There’s never not a day that you don’t learn at least five new things. I love that about our firm. These five new things can be about the people I’ve known for so long. About the technology [that] I think I’m great at using then learned how to make my life so much easier.”
An ideal coworker is not a copy
“Diversity is hugely important here, especially with our size. You’ve got to have that comfort among the group. It even takes some interpersonal risk. You might not necessarily want me to be honest, but I’m going to be. That’s important because Inspecting, adapting and moving forward are all part of the agile process with our data, individual culture and how we interact.”
Passing down, giving back
Amber is a first-time homeowner learning about yard work and upkeep. As she makes a home, she cares about the housing crisis in Spokane and wants to help direct people to resources. Or she wishes for a million dollars to build affordable housing.
“Right now, my volunteerism has been funneled into some of the things my parents raised me with.” Amber’s parents were street riders part of the Northwest Car Club. The club provides scholarships for kids wanting to continue their education and helps people get access to cars.
Amber is involved in the community and finds it in special places. A video game lover, she found a second family in the World of Warcraft community when she was a stay-at-home mom.
In her spare time, Amber reads medieval lit and poetry, keeps learning, and plays music with her family. Already a cellist and violinist, Amber’s husband is teaching her how to drum and play bass guitar.
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