Anne grew up nestled close to Glacier National Park in northwest Montana. She spent summers at her family cabin, tromping through the woods and playing in creeks, keenly focused on building forts, making mud pies and searching for interesting creatures. No rock was left unturned. She has always been a collector of beautiful nature specimens—rocks, feathers, pressed flowers, you name it.
Ann had her first formative Glacier experience while in high school. She climbed her first mountain and was hooked. That was the moment she knew where she wanted to spend the rest of her life. And she didn't stray far. Attending the University of Montana, Missoula, her path of studies was as windy as the trails she explored: biology, ecology, geology, fine art, organic farming…. During the summers she worked in the national park as a boat captain on historic boats. Teaching people about her home state and the landscape that she adored eventually pushed Ann to pursue a career in education. She graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in education and heaps of extra credits.
This love of the mountainous landscape drew Ann to Alaska, where she worked as a seasonal naturalist in Denali National Park. But Glacier was home. She returned to work as a winter education ranger in Glacier, leading school snowshoe trips and ecology lessons in the park. Now she spends the summer guiding Nat Hab travelers through this magnificent ecosystem. And in her free time you can find her backcountry snowboarding, rock climbing, splitting firewood, traveling, mountain climbing or playing in her garden.
Upcoming Adventures with Anne:
Glacier & Waterton: An International Treasure