After obtaining a degree in biology from Fresno State, Anne began a career as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. An interest in landscaping emerged while trying to make plants grow in the rock hard soil of her first yard. Looking for gardening inspiration, she had to leave the Fresno area to find public gardens. When the Clovis Botanical Garden was started in 2002 it seemed that helping the garden grow was a perfect opportunity to give back to the community. A new career began with volunteering in 2005, and then she joined the Board of Directors and accepted the presidency in 2012. At that time the garden was poised to grow from 1 acre to 3 and Anne is pleased to have been a part of that growth.