Ann’s circuitous career path includes plant research, landscape restoration, land use and natural resource planning. She also spent many years as a CD supervisor and watershed coordinator in the beautiful Ruby Valley. Since 2008 she has worked as a water resource planner for MT DNRC in the Upper Missouri and Clark Fork Basins. She is currently leading the state’s efforts to build drought resilience in the Missouri Headwaters Basin as part of the National Drought Resilience Partnership (NDRP). She is passionate about working with communities to bring science and people together to solve local resource challenges and building the connections to improve watershed resilience across broad landscapes.