Anna has a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in Painting & Drawing. After school, she traveled around the country, eventually finding herself back in the Midwest. In Chicago, Anna began working towards a culinary career. She has worked in kitchens including Le Bec Fin (Philadelphia), Blackbird (Chicago), Everest (Chicago), consulted for Boltwood (Evanston), and was then the Pastry Chef of the Publican and Publican Quality Meats (Chicago). She finished her first illustrated cookbook in 2017, called "Hello, My Name is Ice Cream", by Dana Cree.

Now, Anna and her husband, David, are currently busy with their first restaurant, Elske in Chicago. There, Anna is in charge of all things sweet, but you will also be able to find her art decorating the walls, menus, and website.