Annie started working as the Bird Friendly Iowa Coordinator in March 2022. In this role, she works to promote the BFI program across Iowa, helps communities apply for BFI status, and strengthens efforts to make Iowa a more bird-friendly state. She also owns and manages a landscape design business called, Red-Tail Planning & Design. Her work focuses on creating and maintaining landscapes that utilize native plants and natural materials to create habitat for wildlife and enhance people's connection to nature in their yards and public park spaces. She also specializes in protecting and managing existing wild spaces to preserve critical habitats and ecosystems.
She graduated from Iowa State University in 2012 with degrees in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Studies. Since then she has earned experience both in the field working on an organic farm and leading a natural resources technician crew as well as behind the desk working with communities and clients on design projects and working to develop education programs at an environmental nonprofit organization.
Reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started or continue your bird-friendly initiatives in your community.