Annie McKinley was born and raised in Manhattan and had the good fortune of spending summers in her family’s home on Lake Champlain in Westport. After attending Bowdoin College, where she majored in Environmental Studies and Biochemistry, she taught biology for a year at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx. She loved teaching but decided she couldn’t live in the city. She moved to Westport and in ’83, earned an MSW in Clinical Social Work from Adelphi University at UVM. She is a recent retiree from Essex County Mental Health Services, where she worked for over 35 years. Between ’92-2002, she also had a private practice in Keene Valley and Elizabethtown. In 2002, she became a licensed real estate agent and worked in real estate for almost 20 years. She is an independent broker with her own business, Annie McKinley Realty. Since 1979, she has been a year-round resident of Westport. Her husband built our home of 38 years outside the hamlet of Wadhams, and it is here where they have raised their children. They love the mountains, rivers, lakes, and various outdoor activities. She is excited to be on the CATS board and to support the mission of making trails, saving land, and connecting people with nature.