Ann Peden has a degree in nursing and also worked in the full time ministry for 21 years, working with all ages and cultures of people, both in the US and overseas. These two career choices prepared her for public speaking, group dynamics and meeting needs of both kids and adults. In 2000, she started Ann Peden Jewelry because of her love for everything creative. She has experience teaching art classes for over 15 years, developing classes, events, camps and parties. Although jewelry is her main area of expertise, she also teaches painting and clay.