Anne Sentz

Regional Manager - Smokies & North Carolina

Anne 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 led her to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in 2013, when she first became a volunteer within the A.T. Community Program, working as a community ambassador in Hot Springs, NC. Later that year, she joined the ATC staff full-time.

Anne has held several different positions during her time at the ATC, which has helped her develop a varied skillset that includes communications, public relations, program management, network building, and fundraising. She is most passionate about working alongside dedicated volunteers and partners to advance the continued protection and stewardship of the A.T., especially in an iconic area like the Smokies and Western North Carolina.

Anne holds undergraduate degrees in Journalism and Technical Photography from Appalachian State University and a Master’s in English from Western Carolina University. In addition to her role with the ATC, she sits on the Board of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing volunteer-based stewardship in America’s Wilderness areas. She is also a long-distance hiker.

Anne lives in Marshall, NC with her husband and their two dogs.