I am a Dental Hygienist, I hold a Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene from Marquette University, I taught in the Dental department at Milwaukee Area Technical School therefore also secured my Master's degree in Education. I found myself always working to "give back" to society so I chose also to work in an under served clinic for children. Those were the most magical days of my dental career. However, I spent evenings alone since I was away from home, not being a big "screen" person I learned how to make jewelry. It became a passion, never looked back. I took many metal smithing classes from various teachers. I have traveled to every continent of the world. I found myself rambling through markets and buying stones, pearls and vintage baubles. Then it happened, I launched my Ann Prey Jewelry Designs.
Fast forward to today, I retired from the dental world and occupy my time making my jewelry, spending time with my family, watching my grandson grow and teaching yoga at our local hospital.