Ann's father was a World War II veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Before the US entered the war, he and several of his friends ran away from school in the United States to Canada to join the fight.
When his crew was shot down over Berlin he was the only one to survive and spent two years in a prisoner of war camp in Germany - listed as MIA - before being liberated.
During the war, Ann's Mother - who spoke several languages - worked as a decoder in the basement of the US Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.
With her parents involved with USAID, Ann had the opportunity to experience life in Africa, Europe
and Asia before coming back to the United States and continuing her marketing career with Mount & Associates, Inc. She is a Co-Founder and an Administrator of Veterans for Veterans.