Ann is no stranger to Quilts of Valor Foundation, having served as Executive Director from 2015-2019. Since that time, she was the interim Executive Director for the American Legion Auxiliary of Iowa. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Iowa Girls State, a leadership camp for young women. She also serves many other volunteer opportunities through the various levels of the American Legion Auxiliary and with the Ames Quilt Guild.
She is a graduate of Iowa State University in Ames Iowa with a BS degree from the college of Family and Consumer Sciences.
The military has always been a part of her life. Her father, husband, brother, daughter, uncles, and cousins have served in the Army, Air Force and Navy from WWII – gulf war. She recently purchased a long arm machine and is having fun building skills so that one day she can be a QOVF longarmer!