Amy Kurth, a career sales professional and longtime Vineyard resident, has joined the advertising sales team for the Vineyard Gazette Media Group.

Amy worked for more than 13 years as a real estate broker on Martha’s Vineyard, the last six as owner and principal broker at Vineyard Real Estate. She later had a business providing home inspection services for a variety of insurance companies.

Most recently, she was an advertising sales consultant for the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, where she handled hundreds of print and online clients. She also worked as the office manager for Women Empowered, an Island organization dedicated to helping Islanders gain the skills necessary to succeed in business.

She will have primary responsibility for sales of Martha’s Vineyard Online (, the Island’s top tourist destination which every year connects Island businesses with about 500,000 people interested in visiting the Vineyard.

Amy has lived for 20 years in West Tisbury with her daughter, a junior at the regional high school, and numerous animals including chickens. Her son is married with two boys.

She is co-director of Karam Belly Dance Troupe.

She joins longtime sales professionals Karen Altieri and Gary Cook, and Garrett Burt, who joined the Gazette from the Green Room in May, as the company’s advertising account executives.

Skip Finley is the director of sales and marketing for the Gazette media group, and Frederica Carpenter is sales manager.