Annie is Midwestern born and raised, a childhood spent honing a love for the outdoors. She began working in the outdoor industry as an outdoor educator at her childhood summer camp. Her skills include risk management, team facilitation, program administration, multi-day wilderness expeditions, and more. Annie has worked as an instructor for Outward Bound, traversing the High Sierra in California and the Rockies in Colorado. She received a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a master’s degree in Outdoor Recreation with an emphasis in Adventure Education from Indiana University. Annie currently serves as the Education Director for GO-REC, based in Traverse City, Michigan. When not teaching you can find Annie climbing, mountain biking, or learning how to carve on a surfboard, snowboard, or skateboard.
This instructor has completed the Wilderness Medical Associates International Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training