Ann believes strongly in giving back to the community where she lives and therefore, has been very involved in community volunteer opportunities since retiring in 2006. Most of her projects involve Public-Private partnerships and/or advocacy. She is a Board member for Desert Foothills Land Trust and the Black Canyon Heritage Park (gateway to the Agua Fria National Monument). She’s a former board member for the Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument. She is also a volunteer consultant for the New River-Desert Hills Community Association and a member of the Daisy Mountain Fire Certified Emergency Response Team.
She holds a Bachelor of Vocational Education degree from Florida International University and a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. She has worked in the private and public sector with a primary focus on performance improvement and training development. She ended her paid career working for the BLM’s National Training Center. This gave her an opportunity to learn a lot about public land management as she worked with the scientists dedicated to preserving the water, wildlife, vegetative, cultural, and recreational resources on public lands.
Ann was born and raised in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. By the time she was in her 20’s, she realized she’d had enough of cold winters and really loved the southwest deserts. Fortunately her husband had a similar understanding. After meeting in Florida, they moved to the Southwest and then finally settle in the New River, Arizona area in 1994. She is energized to bring her experience and passion to preserving natural resources, wildlife habitat, and open spaces with the goal of retaining our views, cultural treasures, recreational opportunities, land values, and environmental health.