Alison grew up paddling and cross-country skiing the wildlands of northern Minnesota and southwestern Ontario.
Her love of the outdoors and desire to protect wild places led her to Bowdoin College for a degree in Environmental Studies, and eventually to law school at the University of Colorado. Before joining TWS in 2014, Alison litigated public lands issues on behalf of TWS and other conservation groups as an attorney with the Rocky Mountain Office of Earthjustice.
As Senior Legal Director, Alison manages TWS’s high-profile litigation, including our work to defend Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Wilderness from reckless energy development. Alison also focuses on protecting our national forests and bedrock conservation laws and policies.
In her spare time, Alison can be found exploring our public lands by foot, ski or canoe with her husband and two young children.