Ann B. Anderson has been an animal lover all her life and was largely responsible for the establishment of Save Our Seabirds in Sarasota.
Adopted at seven weeks of age, Ann was fortunate to grow up in a happy, stable family in Rochester, Minnesota, After two years at Northwestern University, she graduated from the University of Minnesota, with a major in English Literature and minors in Philosophy and Humanities. She worked as a social worker for several years and later went back to school in Texas and earned an R.N.
She and her husband, Steve, have lived in various parts of the country including Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; St. Petersburg, Florida; Lake Jackson, Texas; and Atlanta, where Steve founded and ran a successful medical technology company called Cryolife, Inc. They are now retired and living on Longboat Key.
Ann and Steve have spent 50 years owning, raising, and showing Boxer dogs under the kennel name, “Rummer Run.” They have owned and/or bred 62 AKC champions and have more to come.
Ann is also on the Board of the American Boxer Charitable Trust. Her interests include politics, environmental causes, Planned Parenthood, reading, and friends.