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Anne Stephens


Anne grew up in Mexico, Illinois and NY, ending up in Boston for college where she met her husband Brad. Eager to live out West, they moved to LaGrande in 1975 where Brad practiced orthopedic surgery and they raised three boys. Anne started and ran Sunflower Books downtown in a little yellow house with a white picket fence.

In 1993, they moved to Lake Placid, NY, where Brad practiced sports medicine and worked with the Olympic athletes while Anne went to law school in Vermont. She was licensed as a lawyer in NY and used her degree to help the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, the Lake Placid Land Conservancy, and the newly formed Adirondack Community Trust.

In 2007 they moved back to Eastern Oregon settling in Joseph. Anne was one of the founders of the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture. She is happy to be back on the board helping out in a place that brings so much pleasure to so many.