Anne Forbes grew up on the deep prairie soil of central Illinois with her hands in the dirt, bugs in a jar, and tadpoles in a tub. Over the years, her affinity for all living things led to a career in environmental science and community collaboration as an ecologist, facilitator, teacher, and spiritual seeker. She brought innovations in the design of participatory programs to academic, government, nonprofit, and community groups at the Center for Limnology, UW-Madison; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; and Partners in Place, LLC.

As the author of the out-of-print Wheels of Time and Place, a unique toolkit for tracking all sorts of cycles and seasons, Anne has made the toolkit contents available at no cost on this WordPress site.

As a long-time meditator, Anne has led practice groups for many years. She is a graduate of the first North American 3 Doors Academy and among the first to be authorized as a Presenter and then a Teacher of the 3 Doors practices. She served in a number of volunteer staff roles for the 3 Doors, and most recently retired as coordinator for the Presenters Path program that trains and supports practice guides around the world.

After decades of exploration into indigenous traditions, Anne is steadfast in her commitment to caretake ancestral traditions as offered to the modern world through the generosity of their elders.

One of Anne’s favorite creative pastimes is collage. She is a certified SoulCollage® facilitator and is passionate about integrating the inner reflection sparked by nature awareness, collage, and other forms of creative expression with meditation.

Now (finally?) retired, Anne enjoys the exploration of what’s next as an elder, grandmother, writer, mentor, and advocate.