Ann graduated with a Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Ann worked as an engineer at Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. and Global Helicopter Technology, Inc. She then managed engineering departments at Heritage Aviation Ltd. and Dyncorp International. Ann has been running her own Aviation Certification Consulting business since 2007, was an FAA Administrative DER (Designated Engineering Representative) for 9 years, and has worked directly with the FAA on various projects since 2000. Ann has worked over 50 STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) projects with over 30 companies. Her STC foreign validation experience includes approvals from Europe, South America, and Asia.