Our Story

“When I began to think more seriously about sharing my own story and writing Beyond My Wildest, my husband, Jim, and I decided we wanted to use the book as a way to help others, to donate the net proceeds to causes we care about.

As a young woman, I had battled addiction, teenage pregnancy and an abusive husband, all by the time I was 18. I left it all behind to start a new life for my baby and me … but things were tough and money was tight. So tight that we lived on pot pies (10 for a dollar) and made the best of our 900-square-foot home with a coin-operated washing machine on the front porch.

Looking back, I’m grateful for the journey that led me to eventually becoming senior vice president of sales and marketing at WCF Insurance, Utah’s largest multibillion-dollar insurance company, and to building a meaningful life with my best friend and soulmate, Jim, our children, and now grandchildren.

amberTogether, we’re focused on helping other women overcome their own obstacles through Amber Haven, which we named in honor of our daughter, Amber, who passed away after a brief but beautiful 19 months of life.

Amber Haven’s mission is to empower single mothers and young women to not only survive—but to thrive.

Through our 501(c)3, Amber Haven Foundation, we’re supporting initiatives and nonprofit partners to raise funding and awareness for programs that are improving life for women in four critical areas: education, housing, personal development and employment.

Thanks for joining us in making a difference!”

– Peggy Larsen

Learn more about Peggy’s story and order her new book, Beyond My Wildest  – the tale of turning her back, then turning back…to life, to love, to hope.

Net proceeds from Beyond My Wildest go directly to supporting Amber Haven’s mission.