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Northern Rockies and Northern Youth Branch

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Regional Offices

Ann Marie Bowlus | Youth Program Manager

Ann Marie Bowlus | Youth Program Manager

Simply put, Ann Marie loves to be outside. Whether that's on horseback, a boat, or her own two feet, you can often find Ann Marie exploring the vast wilderness areas of Northwest Montana. Born and raised in central California, Ann Marie dabbled in track & field, horseback riding, and a little rugby. Upon graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in sociology she explored the Pacific Northwest uncovering a passion for hiking, backpacking, and kayaking. 

In 2016, Montana came calling. Ann Marie served as a Field Crew Leader and returned as a Senior Crew Leader out of the Northern Rockies MCC office. Her passion for connecting participants to the outdoors is contagious. In 2018, Ann Marie sharpened her technical skills working for the Kootenai National Forest Service. Ultimately to return to MCC Youth programs in 2019. Ann Marie is thrilled to be a part of the Youth Program, facilitating the growth and empowerment of young people in Montana through hard work and a little fun in the woods. 

When Ann Marie isn't working, she bakes bread, eats tacos, and continues to explore all that Northwest Montana has to offer with her friends, husband, and Dexter the dog. 

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