Ann has been an associate of the Institute of Family Living for several years working with families, couples and individuals. Ann holds a Bachelor in Religious Education and a Master of Divinity with a major in counselling. Her background includes over 20 years of work in marginalized communities and 6 years in tourism. She has been facilitating a support group for young teenage mothers for the past 8 years, and a family group in her local church for the past 12 years. She has also been active in facilitating workshops in the areas of mental health, parenting, relationships, grief and contemplative spirituality, as well as organizing seminars and conferences. When she has the time, Ann enjoys exploring the city, spending time with family and friends, playing with her two cats, sailing, photography, knitting, watching films and reading, as well as some current writing projects.