Anne was born in Fresno, CA and literally lived in the water all summer to escape 100+ degree summers. Some of the best memories of her early childhood are of her swim teacher, Kitty. Most of her teen/adult life has been spent living as close to the water as possible, including all along the west coast ocean beaches, and in Oahu where she did body surfing, boogie boarding, and open ocean swimming and diving. She went to UCSC and UCSB to study Chemistry and Art mainly because of their location near water.
She has been teaching since 1997 in many different roles: Restaurant Manager, Chemistry College Lab Instructor, Family Advocate, preschool-12 teacher in most subjects, private tutor, Special Education Teacher, and baby/toddler group swim instructor. The last 8 years she has chosen to work with students that are hardest to reach, who are her greatest passion and keep her thriving in this difficult and rewarding field. Her specialty is working with kids who are emotionally disturbed, have ODD, PTSD, Autism, and ADHD.