Ann was raised in northern Illinois and enjoyed a tradition of family vacations in Vail, CO. What began as winter ski trips expanded to summer adventures and exploration of land, climate, and history in the Rocky Mountain West. She relocated from Chicago to Vail in 1995 to practice architecture. A steward for energy conservation and environmental design, she strives to create enduring architecture belonging to its site. She is engaged in the community sharing her professional experience, addressing sustainability issues, and reviewing standards of architecture and construction, and currently sits on Cordillera and Mountain Star design review boards. An advisory board member and volunteer for the Truckee Donner Land Trust 2017-2020, she created awareness to preserve and manage land for recreation. Ann is passionate about the environment, watershed, wildlife, and land and takes responsibility to preserve its rich history and awesome beauty. Ann and her husband live in Edwards and enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and skiing.