About Ann Rains...
Ann Rains grew up in the farmland of southwestern Indiana. As a young woman she migrated to the northeastern United States and remained there for 40 years. There she learned to downhill ski, snowshoe, ski and kayak.
She received her Master's degree in the northeast and worked as a professor at a state university.
Her main occupation was as a teacher. Not only did she teach swimming and downhill skiing, she also worked in both the public and private school systems. She taught art, English, literature and history and in the final 17 years of teaching, gifted elementary, middle school and high school students.
She has been involved with environmental education as well as promoting local programs concerning ecological sustainability.
Ann has written for a number of local newspapers. Presently she is retired but enjoys gardening, kayaking and hiking with her Australian cattle dog. She continues writing here as well as guest-authoring on a few other websites and serves as a columnist and associate editor of a local newspaper.