Throughout her life, Ann has been working for peace and justice, learning about other people of all kinds, and finding ways for us all to better get along.
In the mid-seventies, she enjoyed participating in community life with folks in the Movement for a New Society in Philadelphia and has been part of several Quaker groups over the years, spending time at Pendle Hill, a Quaker conference and retreat center. More recently she served for five months as resident of a small Quaker conference center near Nimes, France. Ann learned about combating poverty while Director of Ulster County Community Action in New York in the late seventies. In 1980 she volunteered for the Peace Corps in West Africa and later taught English in the former French colony of Benin. She then served as Assistant Director of the Peace Corps in Morocco.
Ann has a strong teaching background. After starting out in Evanston, Illinois, young Ann and her family moved to the New York City area, where she lived until age 35. Following her divorce she relocated with her two sons to Bucks County, Pennsylvania where she taught French at George School, a Quaker boarding school. She also taught at Dana Hall in Massachusetts and Putney School in Vermont. She trained to teach English as a Second Language at the University of Hawaii.
Ann lived with her significant other, "Stretch" Johnson, from 1974 until his death in 2000.
In Santa Fe, she has enjoyed learning Spanish and painting at Santa Fe Community College. As a resident of Sand River, she values being a part of a supportive community and interacting with people who share her interests and values. Ann takes great joy and pleasure in her life in Sand River Cohousing.