Over the past sixteen years, Ann has observed and studied nature through her pursuits of birding, and wildlife photography. Using a camera has enhanced her keen ability to capture and discover unique behaviours with every animal Ann has observed in the field. Her background is in Recreation Leadership working with youth, seniors, and developing specialized artistic programs. Ann's experiences having worked on a special project with First Nations youth have enriched her skills and love of photography and working with the community. Exploring each animal and wildlife, and embracing up-close observations of their eyes, feathers, fur, talons, and other details enabled each youth to focus on a style of photography that represented their spirituality.
Ann currently writes for the Beach Metro Community News which features her literary creations series On the Wild Side. Her visual storytelling about each animal introduces the community to the amazing wildlife available for them to see in the city. She has held this esteemed position for over eleven years.
Ann is proud to serve as Coyote Watch Canada’s Representative and is a decade-long member and lead investigator for the Toronto region Canid Response Team. Ann gives tirelessly of her time, expert photography, and wildlife assistance as a volunteer for countless organizations including Shades of Hope, Toronto Wildlife Center in wildlife rescue and release programs. Through her work for Coyote Watch Canada, Ann has chronicled the intimate lives of many canids showcasing their beauty, resiliency, family life, and intelligence as a key collaborator for our Community Educational Outreach initiatives.