Anna Marie is a champion Irish dancer. She started dancing as an adult and has won multiple Southern Region Oireachtas championships with her Céilí teams at the Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance.
Her childhood pet was a pug and today’s she’s a proud pug mom to two dogs she adores. Pugs are considered the “clowns of the dog world.”
Anna Marie was a stand in and extra in the movie Patch Adams. She met Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman on the set which was a big thrill. If you get the letter box version, you can see her in the graduation scene!
Anna Marie graduated from the University of Maryland in College Park. Go Terps!
She moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1992. Her husband’s job took the family to Atlanta for three years, but they returned to Raleigh the first chance they got.
Anna Marie was a cheerleader in high school – captain of the squad. From time to time she still feels compelled to give a high kick and spirit fingers.
She was voted Most Witty in her high school senior class and still has the trophy to prove it.
Anna Marie once hung out with Alice Cooper on his tour bus in St. Louis. They talked about golf.
She’s a huge Beatles fan.
Anna Marie is hooked on the British soap, EastEnders. She even has the theme song as her ring tone.
Some of her favorite writers include; Maeve Binchy, Emily Giffin, Helen Fielding, Taylor Caldwell, Alison Weir, and Philippa Gregory.
She was once stabbed in the hand by a U.S. senator. Don’t worry, he was leaving a congressional reception she was working at and handed her his nametag pin first as he was departing. Pretty sure it was an accident.