Anne 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 through the duration of the program and in 2020, took on new roles as Wilderness Technician and Specialist leading our Lands with Wilderness Characteristics inventory. In 2022, Anne permanently joined the team as Conservation Coordinator and is responsible for evaluating conservation opportunities and challenges throughout southeastern Oregon.
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 and has amassed an extensive knowledge of desert ecology through her years of field work.
When she’s not out in the field, Anne enjoys hiking trails in search of new wildflowers, attempting to fly fish, cooking, cultivating her own native plant garden, and spending time with her dog and family.