Ann first became interested in emergency preparedness while living in Sicily at the base of Mt. Etna in 2011. During her 20-year career as a Navy Nurse Corps Officer, she taught many healthcare-related classes: 'Basic and Pediatric Life Support', 'Advanced Cardiac Life Support', breast self-exam, etc.
Ann moved to Seattle the fall of 2014 and has been involved in the community ever since. In 2016 Ann was elected Community Council President of her local area, established an Emergency Communication Hub that same year, and gathered the NE Seattle Hubs together to support one another and share best practices in April 2018.
Ann currently teach classes for Seattle's Office of Emergency Management and "Stop The Bleed" for a non-profit in Lake City. Her current large project is to coordinate and beef up the social media presence for all 44 of the Seattle Emergency Communication Hubs.