Anne is a seasoned writer/editor with extensive newspaper and magazine feature writing/editing experience, and corporate media relations know-how. Story telling, simplifying complex topics, and delivering concise, clear, user friendly content are among her editorial strengths.
THEN and NOW
Self-described as a creative-type, an individualist and a conversationalist, Anne hails from Wauwatosa ('tosa), Wisconsin. A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Journalism was earned at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, with Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Tau Alpha honors.
A journalism career (and a desire for a warmer climate) led Anne from The Milwaukee Journal, to the Dallas Business Journal and then The Arizona Republic - the latter being a decade-long stint as the newspaper's fashion and lifestyle reporter/editor, in-house fashion photo stylist and briefly a news page layout designer. Her subsequent magazine work has included editor-in-chief of ITEM magazine and freelance writing and photo styling for articles published in Travel and Leisure, Sunset and Town & Country.
Making a monumental career shift from high-fashion to high-tech, Anne next spent more than 14 years honing her corporate communications expertise as the external communications and media relations lead for a multi-billion-dollar international semiconductor supplier. Her work for this publicly traded company included company spokesperson, M&A and crisis communications, writing and distribution of press releases and media statements, speech writing, contributing to earnings scripts, production of annual reports, planning and execution of trade show exhibits and VIP customer events, managing C-level executive media interaction, and oversight of significant budgets, vendor contracts and outside agencies.
Currently, Miss Anne is employed as a Communications Specialist by and industry-leader in the waste disposal AND recycling market.
All this laid the foundation for Anne to embark on a journey of self reinvention and the transformation of old, found and salvaged objects.
This is a content preview space you can use to get your audience interested in what you have to say so they can’t wait to learn and read more. Pull out the most interesting detail that appears on the page and write it here.
Far too many items end up in landfills.
It's a mystery.