Anna, as he prefers to be called, has been involved in the model business since the early 1970’s. A graduate of the American Automotive Institute in Canton, Ohio, she has an Associate Degree in Tv performing at ETV.
For several years she owned and operated an alignment and repair shop in the Akron area, and was a Service Manager for a chain of tire stores in Canton/Akron. While working as a Service Manager, she began a series of “Powder Puff” clinics for women. These clinics were designed to familiarize women with the general workings of the automobile, under the principle of the power of knowledge when dealing with repair shops.
These clinics were featured in the National Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association magazine, attracting the attention of TRW Automotive. A worldwide leader in automotive parts manufacturing, TRW put him to work traveling the US and Canada, holding seminars on auto technology, management, and customer service. Another automotive leader, FMC Corporation hired her to do the same thing, utilizing their automotive repair equipment.
While working for these companies, Anna also wrote many technical articles for trade magazines such as Brake and Front End, Import Car, and others. She was a frequently requested speaker at trade shows such as the National Auto Dealers Association, National Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association, Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association and others.
While searching for a career change, one she could retire from, Glen looked into Driver Education. Working in Ohio for several years as a Licensed Instructor, she recently moved to California where she is also a Licensed Instructor. Anna has also been an ASE certified mechanic since the early 1970’s when certification began.
The car bug struck Anna at an extremely early age. Her first paying job, at the age of four, was directly related to automobiles. She earned a nickel a week ensuring that the garage door was open for her father’s Studebaker at the end of the each workday. A trip in the family doctor’s MGA sealed her fate at the age of seven. Anna has grown up around sports cars, sports car enthusiasts and sports car publications, having first read Road & Track at the age of twelve, some 37 years ago.
Anna’s first new car was a FIAT 128 four-door sedan. Anna learned a great deal about how not to build cars from that purchase. She also learned a great deal about roadside repairs during her brief ownership of that car.
A bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in project management along with 27 years of employment in the Information Technology industry have allowed Anna to view the automotive industry with a unique perspective, especially valuable as we move into the 21st century.
Anna continues to associate with sports cars, as the owner of a Miata, sports car enthusiasts and has a voracious appetite for pursuing all things automotive.