Anita was born in Indiana and moved to Colorado in 1981. She worked on a ranch in the Roaring Fork valley caring for cattle and sheep while training horses and mules. Hunting bear and mountain lion while on the ranch got her hooked on big game hunting and packing. She also guided elk and deer hunting in the fall. After leaving the ranch she helped many an outfitter in the Roaring Forks Valley come hunting season and guided point to point packtrips during the summer.
She started Mega Mountain Magic with her husband Jake to share this love with others. Now that she has stepped down you may find her at the National Western Stockshow showing her mules Jane and Judy where they won the blue ribbon in 2008. Anita has not been without horses and mules since she was 6 years old. We like to tease Anita, saying that she has forgotten more than most people know.