Anne first joined ONDA in 2016 as an intern in the first year of our Sage-Grouse Habitat Monitoring Program and fell in love the high desert. She returned the next three seasons as a technician and led the monitoring team in 2019. In 2020, Anne took on a new project, leading our Lands with Wilderness Characteristics inventory.
A third-generation Pacific Northwesterner, born and raised in northeastern Washington on the Columbia River, Anne moved to Central Oregon as a teenager. The desert didn’t resonate with her then, but now she can’t imagine living anywhere that sagebrush, rolling hills and desert canyons aren’t in her backyard. Anne earned her bachelor’s degree in social science from Oregon State University-Cascades with an emphasis on community development and leadership.
When she’s not out in the field, Anne enjoys hiking the nearby trails in search of new wildflowers, running, attempting to fly fish, cooking, thrifting, and spending time with her dog and family.