Ann is an award-winning filmmaker and writer specializing in social and environmental issues. Her 25-year career has spanned television news and documentary production (including Quick Brown Fox: an Alzheimer’s Story and many other projects with her husband, Rustin Thompson), radio and print journalism and a wide range of public affairs assignments. Her long list of awards includes three Emmys and two Tellys. She has produced and written documentaries and advocacy films on subjects ranging from the abortion battle to the Peace Corps and in locations ranging from Alaska to Central America and the Caribbean. Among the narrators who have recorded her scripts are Sissy Spacek, Tom Skerritt and Aaron Brown. She is also a writer of fiction and essays. Ann began her career at the City News Bureau of Chicago and United Press International. She is a member of Women in Film Seattle, the Northwest Film Forum, 911 Media Arts and the Northwest chapter of NATAS and is a graduate of Wellesley College.