Ann Marie grew up in Michigan and has slowly been working her way to the northwest. She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Graphic Design, which was quickly abandoned in favor of traveling and working in the outdoors. Colorado was home for a few years before she became an Instructor at the North Carolina Outward Bound School. Ann Marie completed a Masters of Education (Recreation Program Administration) at Southern Illinois University and then moved even further west to Chico, CA. The Outdoor Program Coordinator position brought her to Portland in August 2012. She is excited to be able to share her outdoor experience and passion for leadership development with such a long-standing program.