About Us

We're just a bunch of humans trying to do great work while not taking ourselves too seriously. We've found a professional home that allows us to be who we are. When we work in a functional, genuine environment, we shine.

Meaning of AnLar


/ahn·lar/ n.

1. the center where people come to meet
2. city center; town center

Deriving its name from “an lár,” AnLar is built on the conviction that a core culture of clear vision, creative and efficient collaboration, and empowered people dedicated to quality work will result in positive outcomes and lasting success – value for our clients and their stakeholders, and satisfaction for our team. We value a positive and productive culture that fosters open dialogue, creative thinking, courage, human connection, and impressive work.

Core Values

Gathered together in a small, countryside outpost with nothing but the clothes on our backs, some friendly neighboring goats, and a couple of dry erase markers, we created a handful of core values in an effort to capture what we love about AnLar and how we like to approach our work. We believe in these values and strive toward ensuring that no matter how much AnLar grows, we know the 5 things that we valued way back when, at a B&B somewhere in West Virginia.

Understand First

We don’t know everything and we don’t have all the answers. But we do know it’s better to first listen and ask questions, then try to help solve the problem. Better understanding leads to smarter solutions and better results. And even though it may result in a slower start, it leads to faster achievement of the solution.

Venture Creativity

We seek out and thrive on chances to learn new things, build something unique, or confront problems from new perspectives. Powered by a ravenous work ethic and curiosity, we are always hungry for projects that feed the creative fires in our bellies. But we’re careful not to give ourselves – or our clients – a tummy ache.

Value Relationships

From the AnLar office to our professional network, we recognize the value in cultivating genuine relationships with those around us. The better we know and trust each other and our clients, the more fun we have and the greater our success (cue the cheesy heart-felt music).

Maintain Balance

No one at AnLar has gotten a promotion for being the last one on email at night. We believe in balance and encourage our employees to take time to recharge more than just their laptops, rather than succumbing to a life of high blood pressure and low spirits. We believe our partners and clients benefit most when our employees have a healthy life outside of AnLar.

Have An Impact

Call us dreamers, but we want our work to make a difference. Regardless of whether we are designing communications tools, implementing information systems, or stuffing folders, our drive to do good work is fueled by our desire to make a positive impact.

Our Team

AllDesignFederalData Systems & SupportResearch & EvaluationTechnical AssistanceOperations

Clients & Partners

We work in the social services arena (education, health, etc.), for all sectors (private, public), and for small and large organizations (districts, states, foundations, federal agencies). As long as we think we can provide value to a team, we are in.

Administration for Children and Families
Colorado Department of Education
Colorado Department of Human Services
Data Strategy Team
Federation for Children with Special Needs
Mississippi Department of Education
Mississippi State University
North Dakota Department of Human Services
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
South San Antonio Independent School District
Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education
US Department of Health and Human Services
Vermont Agency of Human Services