Annie DeFrancia

Annie DeFrancia


CO, United States




Annie took her first WFR course while studying Adventure Education at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. After graduating, she began instructing for the Colorado Outward Bound School where she combined her passions for experiential education, backcountry travel, and wilderness medicine. Later, Annie obtained her EMT certification, and since then has been ski patrolling at Purgatory Resort and working as a full-time firefighter/EMT in Durango. She works on the technical rope rescue team with the fire department and is pursuing her paramedic certification. In her free time, you will find Annie playing in the mountains and the desert, preferably embarking on some type of multi-sport adventure.