Ann joined The Wilderness Society's Ecology and Economics Research Department in 1999, after 18 years teaching ecological economics, agriculture and outdoor skills at a small college. Her work at TWS focuses on the community benefits of wild lands, threats to open space in the East, land protection funding, and the role of forests in mitigating climate change.
Ann earned her B.A. in Philosophy and Economics at Williams College and her M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics at Oxford University. In her spare time, Ann coordinates an elementary school nature education program and serves on her town's Forest Committee and Conservation Commission. Ann and her husband Dave produce food and firewood on their Vermont property, play fiddle and banjo music, and often escape to Canada for wilderness trips by canoe and snowshoe.