Ann Marie Kirby was born and grew up in England. She received her nursing degree from the Royal Liverpool University. Following school, Ann spent three years in Bermuda and then came to Colorado to work for a year with the Colorado Outward Bound School, living primarily in a tent in Leadville. Ann then took the Colorado nursing board exams and was the transplant coordinator for University Hospital in Denver. During her 25-year career in nursing, Ann served on the board of the Donor Awareness Council and made numerous overseas trips to provide medical care in Bolivia, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and Mexico. She has also joined the Nathan Yip Foundation for two China trips, where she saw first-hand the power of the Foundation to transform the lives of young people, which inspired her to support NYF and join the board. Ann now works in the bio-pharmaceutical industry and when she finds a spare moment, she enjoys hiking and working in the garden with the good company of her Welsh Corgi.