Anne Cleary grew up a Vermonter. She studied global studies and studio art at the University of Vermont, worked as a caretaker and trail steward for the state’s Green Mountain Club, and together, with a group of friends, she helped launch Mad Trees, a collaborative content team and so-called “media wolfpack.”
Eventually, she moved westward to Bellingham, Washington, in search of bigger mountains and her tribe of people in the Northwest. She found both. Nowadays, Cleary holds down a day job as a producer at Barwick Photography, but she’s still a ski bum and mountain bike bum at heart.
She also works as an independent photographer and filmmaker, capturing some of the ski and mountain bike industries' most captivating imagery. You'll recognize her work as the raw, gritty, real content that puts viewers on the frontlines alongside powder-hungry backcountry skiers, van-dwelling nomads, and hardy, dirt-loving cyclists.
Westward Series: Season 6
What is it about Vermont? There are places with bigger mountains that get more snow and less subzero temps. But there is no place with a more committed core of skiers. Raining? No problem. Bulletproof? They invented bulletproof. Negative 20 and 30mph wind? Better be ready at 6am so you can get first chair at Stowe.