It isn't often you meet someone whose career highlight was the time they caught on fire inside a car.
Meet Amy Tomberlin '96, professional stunt car driver.
Tomberlin regularly races for moviemakers, putting cars on two wheels, speeding above 90 m.p.h. and driving off ramps and into other vehicles.
As a teenager she raced go-karts and helped her brothers fiddle with cars. In college, she studied theater.
After graduating from the College, she interned for Extreme Stunt and Driving and quickly climbed the ranks, shooting commercials for Nissan, Volkswagen and BMW.
Then, Hollywood came calling.
In 2002, she spent three-and-a-half months performing stunts for "2 Fast 2 Furious," learning many tricks of the trade. "I'm probably one of only two women on the East Coast who can put a car on two wheels," says Tomberlin. "I'd like to think driving in Charleston traffic prepared me for that."
Since then, she's performed in other major films, including "Miami Vice," "Transporter 2," "Jackass Number Two" and the James Bond 007 flick "Casino Royale."
Now she works as a freelance stunt professional based in Florida for No Bull Productions.
Her repertoire has expanded far beyond stunt driving. Tomberlin is also adept at swordplay, scuba diving, rappelling and horse riding. She also lists singing and dancing abilities on her r ésum é (after all, she did minor in dance).
Even if the flames occasionally get too close for comfort, Tomberlin thinks she's got it made. "Every day I jump through windows, off perfectly good buildings and set myself on fire," she says. Adding, "I love it."