Hailing from the Pacific Northwest and spending her first nights in a tent at the tender age of six weeks old, Annie grew up with a love for the outdoors and adventuring. Raised in Tacoma, Washington, she considers herself lucky to have grown up in an area that allowed her to fall in love with the mountains and sea as one. Attending college in Alaska fostered an even stronger love for the untamed beauty of wilderness that Annie holds close today. After spending years working as a research assistant on Kodiak Island, Alaska, and teaching outdoor education, conservation, and guiding in places like Catalina Island, Denali National Park, and Olympic National Park, Annie transitioned into small ship exploration in 2012 and has not looked back. An avid outdoor enthusiast in her free time, you will find Annie exploring the natural world through backpacking, climbing, kayaking, and running. She loves to cook, do yoga, and curl up with a good book and cup of tea. Annie is passionate about finding true moments in nature wherever she may be, whether in a city or on top of a mountain. It is her hope to indulge your sense of wonder and share a moment of the unexpected.