Ann is a married mother of two elementary-aged children who were born in Seattle. She is an avid member of her community. Ann served as co-chair of a volunteer committee for a public elementary school fundraiser that successfully raised over $200,000. Additionally, Ann served as a co-operative preschool Board member for 2 years. Ann lives in north Seattle with her family where she has volunteered to coach kids’ soccer teams for over four years. She has also been a volunteer tutor through CAYA (Central Area Youth Association.)
Ann’s service to her community started long ago. In her college community, she spent time volunteering with people recently released from incarceration, led a campus-wide event known as Hunger Awareness Week and spent summers working with youth and refugees. She spent a summer helping at kids’ camps in Iowa and two summers in Australia helping at-risk youth, immigrants and refugees. Ann also helped the UN Border Relief Operation to do a survey in the Cambodian refugee camp along the Thai/Cambodian border in Surin, Thailand.
Ann is also a teacher. For a year, she taught conversational English to Thai college students at Yonok College in Lampang, Thailand. Currently, she teaches International Business Law in the Global Business Program to international students at the University of Washington Continuum College.
Ann holds a JD from Willamette University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Baylor University. During law school, she was a Court Certified Law Clerk at the Marion County District Attorney’s Office in Salem, Oregon, where she managed assigned criminal cases by conducting bench trials, analyzing crime, and negotiating plea deals. Ann established her own practice out of law school, becoming one of Seattle’s many small business owners. She has counseled clients and businesses and continues to do so for Functional Legal Solutions in Seattle, focusing on areas covering business, employment, contracts, intellectual property, and other general civil areas.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Ann worked as a caseworker in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D. C., assisting constituents in matters regarding their military service, medicare and social security. She also combined her passion for sports with her work during her time as Assistant to the President for the Seattle SuperSonics from 1996 to 2001.
Ann stays active with CrossFit, jujitsu, and running the many beautiful trails Washington has to offer.