Anna is a strong independent leader, earning her stripes by serving her country, not by serving herself. Raised by a single mother in Southern California’s low-income neighborhoods, she learned that she must work hard and be independent to succeed. Anna joined the Air Force at age 19, earning the Air Force Achievement Medal. She spent a total of six years in the military, including five on active duty. She is a small business owner with a degree in Biology.
Her husband, Andy, is a special forces operator at MacDill Air Force Base. They met in the Air Force and live in St. Petersburg. Anna is a passionate advocate for veterans. She experienced firsthand the pitfalls of our veteran care system after enemy combatants shot Andy in Afghanistan. Andy is a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient.