Ann has made Maui her home for the past 35 years, residing in Kihei. She graduated from University of Washington, Seattle, WA, with a BS degree in business and marketing, and then she moved directly to Kihei. You can’t pry her off this rock!
Most of Ann’s years on Maui she has been educating people on wine and cheese. She owned a gourmet cheese and wine shop, Who Cut The Cheese, offering monthly wine and cheese tastings. Years in the trenches selling wine and spirits for distributors to all the resorts and fine dining restaurants on Maui, she got fed up with all the snobbery in the wine industry. When she finally opened her doors in 2003 she wanted a place where people wouldn’t be intimidated by wine or cheese, because that was her as well…self taught. Who Cut The Cheese was a place for those with fine taste and a sense of humor! All of this translates into her whole approach and style in leading the Maui Chocolate and Coffee tour. She also enjoys being an employee rather than a shop owner. Ten years, owning a business on Maui is longer than most marriages last! Now she has the enjoyment and pleasure in continuing to teach people in a fun and fascinating environment surrounded by people living aloha!