Ann is from Norfolk, Virginia, where she had numerous pets during her childhood. She moved to Jackson Hole in 1981 and has been in the real estate business since then. She has served on many local boards including Teton County Library, InterConnections 21, Dog is My Copilot, Wyoming Untrapped, and Teton Science Schools. Ann was one of five women who founded the Shoot‘Em With a Camera campaign to fight the delisting and hunting of grizzly bears. In 1999, she founded Paws of Jackson Hole as a Friends of the Jackson/Teton County Animal Shelter.