Bio - Anne Street Skipper

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Anne is the daughter of William G. and Dorothy Street. She was raised in Graham, Texas, attending Shawnee Elementary, Graham Junior High and Graham High School. She began her Church and Community involvement in Graham. She was active as a Junior Chamber of Commerce Member, Student representative on her Church’s Board of Stewards, Student Council and Young Republicans. She worked during the summers for her father at the family oil and gas company.
Following her graduation from High School in 1974, Anne moved to Fort Worth to attend Texas Wesleyan University. She received her BA degree in Humanities and Religion in 1978. While at Wesleyan, Anne was active in the Theatre and Music Programs, performing in a number of plays and musicals. She was an active in the Epsilon Theta Chapter of Phi Mu.
Anne worked at Serendipity Travel Agency while in College. She was the lead agent for incentive travel groups During those years Anne traveled to lots of exciting destinations such as Lake Tahoe, Hawaii and the Caribbean.

After college, Anne married and lived in Los Angeles for a while before returning to Fort Worth. Anne joined First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth and became active in the Music program at the Church, singing in the Chancel Choir, Fifth Street Swing (a jazz vocal ensemble) and in the Summer Musical productions. Anne was involved in United Methodist Women, serving in numerous leadership positions. Anne moved to Arlington Heights United Methodist Church in 2002, becoming involved in the life of that Church through the Chancel Choir, chairing the Stewardship Campaign in 2005, and Chairing the Worship Team in 2006.

Anne has two grown children, Graham and his wife Jordann, who live and work as performers in Los Angeles, and Emily and her husband, Tim McDermott who live in Ft. Worth Anne is proud to be "Nana" to their daughter, Molly. Anne is a Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Fort Worth, and is a Patroness in the Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota.

Anne was invited to join the Board of Trustees of Texas Wesleyan University in 1991. She has served as Chair of the Student Life Committee, Secretary and Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, and is the Past Chair of the Board of Trustees. She is most proud of two of the projects she championed during her years as a Trustee, the Covenant between the University and Poly United Methodist Church, and the completing of New Student Housing on Campus.

Following the death of her parents, Anne became CEO of Talus, Inc, the family oil and gas exploration company. The company is located in Graham and Anne spent hours in the car driving between Fort Worth and Graham. In 2004 the Anne and her partners opened a guest ranch in Graham, Texas. The ranch is called Wildcatter Ranch & Resort, Anne is the General Manager of the Ranch and resides in her dream home overlooking the Brazos River. Anne has served as President of the Graham Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Memorial Auditorium Board and is an advising member of the Graham Regional Theatre Board.

Anne is passionate about her hometown and loves entertaining visitors who come to the ranch. The past two years, Anne and the staff at the ranch have hosted veterans who were injured or are suffering PTSD for a week in February through the Wounded Warrior Project. These special visitors interact with the staff and each other and employees from the VA. State Representative Rick Hardcastle sponsored a proclamation honoring Wildcatter for their work to help the veterans. Anne is a recepient of the Fort Worth Business Press Great Women of Texas for 2009.

Basic Facts:
Graduated Graham High School
B. A. in Humanities and Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, Certification in Hospitality Management from Penn State University
Resides in Graham, Texas
Two Children: Graham who lives in New York City and Emily of Fort Worth
Work Experience: Travel Agency, Oil & Gas Company, Rockwell International, and Guest Ranch
Affiliations: Board of Trustees of Texas Wesleyan University, Graham First United Methodist Church, 5th Street Swing Jazz Ensemble, Phi Mu Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota patroness, Jr. League of Ft. Worth Sustainer, Graham Chamber of Commerce, Memorial Auditorium Board, Graham Regional Theatre.