About Ana McKinley

Lifetime learning and sharing what I discover energize me. I seem to have a knack for explaining concepts in a way that is accessible to others, like helping teenagers and young adults understand the advantage of practical math concepts, debt retirement, and life skills. I set my own children up to succeed in mechanical engineering, business administration, and law and have inspired ex-trafficked girls to safe, productive lives through academic tutoring.

All study and no play certainly make one a dull individual, so my husband and I spend as much time in the great outdoors as possible. Whether it’s hiking 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado, backcountry camping in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming, or cross-country skiing silent, snow-blanketed woods in Wisconsin, we connect with God and each other through nature. Wildflower identification booklets in our backpack encourage us to pause along the way to marvel at the endless creativity of the Grand Designer. My husband grew up in Alaska and teaches me all about edible mushrooms and berries in the “lower forty-eight.” We even made salmonberry jam in an RV last summer!