Anna grew up in South Dakota with the Black Hills Mountains as her playground. In 2014 Anna and her trusty Catahoula Kota undertook the cross-country hike on the Appalachian Trail. In college, she followed her passion for the study of conservation and ended up with a degree in fisheries and wildlife management. Drawn to the rich and diverse ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest, Anna landed in Union, Washington where she worked in Salmon restoration. Anna inspired a cross country thru-hike and music tour with fellow guide Emalee which they completed in 2019. This trek became the catalyst in the creation of their very own guiding company in order to share their love of the outdoors with others. When she is not guiding, Anna is planning her own adventurous backpacking trips, writing music and performing, and snuggling with Kota.