Annette joined the HWI Education Department in 2015 after serving as a Bird Docent volunteer for two years. Annette is originally from Oregon and was brought up with a love for animals, the outdoors, and an intense care for the environment. She has 15 years of experience in the financing industry, managing client accounts, but would much rather be out in nature than behind a desk. Through owning her own business, Annette developed a strong desire to interact with a diverse group of people, which she enthusiastically incorporates into HWI's outreach and education programs.
Annette follows her passions and believes strongly in the need for everyone to be conservationists of our planet and resources. She also enjoys running, flyfishing, gardening, hiking, traveling, and milkshakes.