Amber N. Yoo, M.B.A.
Amber N. Yoo is co-founder and Vice President of SKY Facial Plastic Surgery. Founded in 2010, the highly regarded medical practice and surgery center in northern San Diego County has won numerous awards, including one of the fastest growing companies led by a University of Florida alumnus in the nation. Amber earned her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Florida, graduating Beta Kappa Gamma. She has also been honored as a finalist in the San Diego Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” and San Diego Magazine’s “Woman of the Year” awards.
Amber is deeply involved in community and philanthropy, with a special emphasis on causes that champion animals, children and women. Amber has served on the steering committee for United Way’s Women United and is on the development committee for Susan G. Komen. She also has taken on many roles, as an officer and event chair, for the Del Mar unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. In 2016, Amber co-chaired the unit’s biggest fundraiser, “Heard it Through the Grapevine,” netting nearly $150,000 to help children fighting brain cancer. She also served as director of technology on the auxiliary board, leading training seminars to help auxiliary volunteers adopt new technologies. A lifetime member of The Country Friends, Amber has been involved with the nonprofit’s signature fundraiser, the Art of Fashion, for several years as the 2020 Chair, a corporate sponsor and as a committee member.
A lifelong animal lover, Amber brings more than a decade of experience in animal welfare. “When I was young, I wanted to become a veterinarian,” shared Amber. “I started out as a veterinary assistant, but found my passion when I became the marketing manager for the Seattle Humane Society. I very much enjoy applying my business skills to help save the lives of animals.” She also co-founded Love & Leashes, an animal welfare nonprofit responsible for leading the “adopt, don’t shop” movement in Los Angeles.
I first learned of the FACE Foundation when hiking with a friend whose dog had undergone a life-saving hip surgery funded by FACE. To hear her story is to be reminded of every pet parent’s nightmare – being utterly helpless to your dog or cat’s pain and suffering. While I hope no pet parent has to experience this, I am grateful that FACE is there for our pets when no one else is. I am deeply honored to be a part of the FACE Foundation’s incredible work that touches the hearts – and changes the futures – of so many families in San Diego.”
Amber and her husband of 15 years live in 4S Ranch with their baby daughter Quinn. They also have a Whippet named Hayden and Isabelle, a cat adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center.