Development Director

Anna joined First Peoples Fund in 2015. She previously served as the executive director of Arts Rapid City, and managed community engagement for a major public art project in downtown Rapid City.

Anna has a degree in English from Harvard University and master’s in journalism from Columbia University, and is a two-time Olympic rower and bronze medalist. Anna was a member of the first women's team to compete for the America's Cup, an experience she chronicled in the book Making Waves. Her freelance journalism has appeared in publications ranging from The New York Times to Glamour.

A Kansas native, Anna moved to Rapid City in 2008.  Anna is an avid hiker, mountain biker, and swimmer. Her proudest achievement by far is still in the works—raising two amazing children with her husband, Stewart.