Ann can be described as a well-versed professional – bringing together a background in education, sales, service and creativity – all while bringing a smile to those around her and truly caring for others and their well-being.
Ann began her career in education, specializing in mathematics education. She taught middle school math, kindergarten and 4th grade. She loves working with children and helping them grow and learn. Ann was a member of the district’s math committee helping to rewrite benchmarks, standardized tests and frame curriculum. She was also co-director of summer science camps, lead teacher for the school newspaper, created and lead math clubs, and provided private math tutoring.
While supporting her husband and moving for his education and career Ann next decided to explore different areas of the jewelry industry to pursue her passion for creativity. She trained as a lapidary and metalsmith, working with master artists to develop her craft. Ann has sold her jewelry in artist co-ops, art galleries and gift shops. Most recently she worked for an international jewelry company as their Sales Manager, specializing in client relationships and service. As a Sales Manager, Ann worked with clients from all over the world and helped bring in high-profile companies.
Outside of work Ann enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. She is the proud mom of an amazing 3 year old daughter, a mini Aussie fur-baby, and is a supportive partner to her husband who is a Biochemist. He leads the protein design and engineering team for a local biotechnology company.
Ann joined SAM first as a client and now as a Paraplanner. She is excited to be part of the SAM family and help others realize their investment and retirement goals.