MAMA BEAR & QUEEN

After many years of thinking I would just fly solo my entire life, I serendipitously crossed paths on Catalina Island with a man who has become the most incredible life partner. Our word for 2020 was Synergy meaning we support and advocate for our individual rising so we can independently thrive and bring that back to our family for some next-level love, success, and satisfaction. My kids have been my greatest teachers and I have worked hard to find balance with being a present mom and pursuing work that lights me up.

ANN'S STORY

FORMER PRO ATHLETE

From the age of 13 until 30 volleyball defined my life. It was my identity and my ego was very wrapped up in that idea of myself. I played professionally overseas for 5 years and on the pro beach tour until I snapped my Achilles tendon. These days I am committed to helping athletes unlock their greatest potential while still enjoying the sport they love. I recently got yoga teacher certified so finding ways to integrate that into my life and sharing it with others has been my motivation. These days hiking in Central Oregon fills my bucket. 

TEACHER AND COACH

I started off as an English language teacher in Switzerland and Spain and then got my teaching credential in 2004. I taught Spanish at Palos Verdes High School for a decade and ran the Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program. I have a Masters in Education and hold certifications as a Life Coach, Sports Mindset coach, and Yoga Teacher Certified. I've been life coaching and running workshops for over a decade. My volleyball coaching spans 20 years in the U.S. and abroad, boys and girls, indoor and beach. 

ADVENTURER

Adventuring is part of my soul. It was first sparked when I studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany. I lived in Europe for 5 years playing professional volleyball and teaching English. Some of my greatest adventures have been walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, starting a program to help schools in Peru (see my book for full story) a month exploring Nepal with my husband, and most recently a trip to Costa Rica with the whole family. 

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