Ann has worked as a land use planner in Pennsylvania for 28 years; 18 of them with Natural Lands Trust where she has lead the state-wide Growing Greener: Conservation by Design program. Ann is a certified planner and landscape architect whose portfolio includes local, state and national speaking engagements, training and site tours of conservation subdivisions and land conservation projects. She has assisted over 100 Pennsylvania municipalities with conservation-minded land use ordinances, plans and site plan reviews. She is a contributing author, with nationally-recognized planner Randall Arendt, to the interactive CDROM Growing Greener Model Ordinance Language (Island Press, 2001). Before joining the Trust in 1996, Ann was the Director of Planning and Community Development for Lower Merion Township, a first-ring suburb of Philadelphia. Ann holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and a master's degree in landscape architecture from the State University of New York, Syracuse.