Anne has over twenty-five years of land use, management, and environmental planning experience on private land, as well as with local, state, and federal agencies. While she has spent about 19 years working in California, she is a Virginia native. She spent six years as Executive Director of the Resource Conservation District located in Santa Barbara, CA, serving over 1.9 million acres. Prior to that, Anne was the Conservation Director on a 14,000 acre working cattle ranch located along a 9-mile stretch of the Gaviota Coast in CA, and a Land Use Planner with the County of Santa Barbara. Before moving to CA, she was wrangler in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and a contract US EPA Clean Air Act Inspector and Auditor for Region 1 (Virginia to Maine). Anne received her Emergency Medical Technician training in Crozet, VA and volunteered as an EMT at Wintergreen and in Petersburg, Alaska. She graduated with a BA and Honors from UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) in Geography and is a member of Class 42 from the California Agricultural Leadership Program. Anne also attended Virginia Tech and Randolph Macon Women’s College. Anne’s coursework has included such diverse topics as Urban Planning, Animal Production, Conservation Ecology, Urban Sustainability, GIS, Environmental Planning, Environmental Law, and Watershed Policy.