I am Anne – a fiercely loyal daughter, sister, mother, wife, aunt, friend and business partner. I grew up in a suburb of the Midwest with my parents and 3 sisters, 1 of which is my twin. My parents were strong, committed advocates of equality and respect and served as role models for me and my sisters to value ourselves and treat others with kindness and compassion.
My mother was deeply involved in the feminist movement in the 1970’s and taught me that big shifts occur when small groups of people come together to make change they are passionate about. She taught me how to think about systems and how to pull levers for change. My father served as a model of an equal partner with my mom, taking on many caretaking tasks with his gaggle of girls in tow. And he did this with grace and humor, often being questioned and ridiculed by others for taking on these non- traditional jobs. My parents taught me to be independent, challenge my assumptions, follow my curiosity and do work that is meaningful and makes a difference in the world.
I am a learner, developer, adventurer and giver. I especially love learning about people – who they are, how they think, why they do what they do and what their hopes and aspirations are. Experiencing other cultures is one way I do this. I’ve traveled to 6 continents and 30+ countries where I’ve learned about the common threads that bind human beings together and the power and beauty of diversity to help the world heal and thrive.
I am a founding member and current President of Rebellious Dreamers, a non-profit organization committed to providing financial and mentoring support to women reclaiming their dreams. My passion for supporting women is embedded in my DNA and runs through my blood. I hope I can carry forward the legacy of my parents to create equality, inclusion and respect for all.
I get my greatest joy spending time with my boys: my husband, son and pup. We love to travel, try new food and have fun adventures. I am an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and our son is a rabid University of Michigan Wolverine fan. It makes for fun times during football season! Our best moments together include spending time with our families at our primitive lake cottage in Canada and in the bustling city of Tokyo, Japan.