Anne Sentz grew up near the Appalachian Trail in Western North Carolina, and she has fond memories of exploring the Appalachian Mountains as a child and as a young adult. Her love of the Trail and the natural world led her to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in 2013, when she first became a volunteer within the A.T. Community Program. Later that year, she joined the Conservancy staff in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, as a full-time member of the Communications team. Anne has held several positions within the Conservancy since she became a staff member, and before transitioning to the Advancement department in 2021, she served as manager of the Conservancy’s landscape conservation program, also known as the Appalachian Trail Landscape Partnership. Now, Anne is excited to cultivate relationships between the Conservancy and those who seek to support its mission of protecting, managing, and advocating for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
Anne holds undergraduate degrees in Journalism and Technical Photography from Appalachian State University and a Master’s in English (Rhetoric and Composition) from Western Carolina University. In addition to her roles with the ATC, she was communications manager for Rock Creek Conservancy, a philanthropic partner of Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., and she was also a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Currently, Anne sits on the Board of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing volunteer-based stewardship in America’s Wilderness areas.
Anne lives in Western North Carolina with her husband and their two dogs.