Wildlife Media Board Member and Senior Advisor
Anne Mize has been involved with wildlife conservation on several continents for thirty years. She has lived and worked in Africa for much of her life and served six years as a trustee for The African Wildlife Foundation in Nairobi, Kenya. She has also been a board member of the Progressive Animal Welfare Society in Seattle, an organization focusing on wildlife rehabilitation.
As a psychologist, Anne has trained many not-for-profit board and staff members in organizational development, fund raising, and strategic planning. Anne's doctorate was based on over 90 interviews with children all over the globe. It focused on their experiences in the natural world and how they impacted the children's moral and spiritual development. She has taught and trained children of all ages and developed curricula in nature awareness and wilderness skills, leadership development and team building based on outdoor experience and nature writing. A published writer, Anne's articles and poems reflect her passion for the wild.
Having hiked in the Arctic, Katmai, and other wilderness areas in Alaska, as well as the mountains of her home state of Montana, she has had many close encounters with black, brown and polar bears, the subjects of BEARTREK.