Anni is a Colorado native and at an early age fell in love with its mountains and open spaces and especially skiing. She gave up a scholarship to MIT because she didn’t want to be away from these mountains. She graduated from CU with a degree in Architecture/Environmental Design and participated on the ski team before Title IX. While at CU she was involved with the Human Performance Lab which led to experiments with enhanced athletic performance thru nutrition and clothing. She was invited to present those findings to the University of Minnesota and the US Army on the subject of Hypothermia. She started the children’s ski school at Breckenridge and was one of the ski school directors at Copper Mountain its first two years. She started a Sports performance clothing company in Boulder in 1971, AFRC Actionwear, which she sold in 1978. She then became a territorial Manager and design consultant for Obermeyer for 25 years and also represented Volant and Swany Gloves. She was the president and founder of South Central Sports Reps Association for 25 years. In 2004 she became the managing director of an outdoor TV show that ran on Versus Network and NBS Sports for 9 years. When that contract expired, she became a distributor for The Actiontrack Chair before retiring in 2017. The huge change she has seen in the character of the Vail/Eagle Valley and the urgency of protecting that has motivated her to join EVLT. She strongly believes in its mission and how important it is to protect this amazing environment.