Anne came to California from the east coast to attend Stanford University and promptly fell in love with the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Over the next years, she led Outward Bound Courses and wilderness trips for Carlmont High School in the Sierras. She returned to school to get her master’s in education then taught in the Redwood City School District for 10 years. During that time she directed the Environmental Education program for the school district (back then it was called “Outdoor Education”). She then went on to graduate school for a degree in Clinical Psychology and has had a private practice in Palo Alto for the last 35 years.
She currently serves on the Board of NatureBridge’s Golden Gate Campus and is the chair of their campaign to fund housing to serve a greater number of students and to create a Climate Lab. She has also served on the boards of Environmental Action Committee of West Marin and Balanced Rock of Yosemite as a board member and as board president. STRAW has held a special place in her heart over the years having spent time in the field with their students on different restorations. Anne is a devoted fly fisherman and birder and was lucky to spend many days birding with Rich Stallcup as part of his Native Birders’ group.