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Instructor, Computer Science
B.A. in Mathematics, Dartmouth College
Anne Gunn was born in Lander, Wyoming, and grew up in Helena, Montana. She went to school in New England and subsequently lived in New Hampshire and Vermont for 20 years before returning to the West in 1999.
Anne has spent her entire working career in the software industry, in both business and technical roles. In 1990, she and a group of fellow employees of Metropolitan Life Insurance were able to spin off Tally Systems, a bootstrap-funded software company. Tally was a pioneer in developing software to help corporations manage and maintain personal computing assets. Anne was on the board of Tally from its founding until 2005 when the company was acquired by Novell.
At Tally, Anne wore many hats, including sales, technical support, quality assurance, product management, and people management. Eventually she promoted herself from Senior VP of Product Management to entry-level software developer in order to have more schedule flexibility and options for where to live/work. Since leaving Tally, she has worked remotely as a software developer on a large variety of custom software projects.
In 1999 Anne and her husband Mark, a freelance engineer, brought their work and their two daughters to Sheridan. They both enjoy the outdoors and, depending on the season, try to get out hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, and cross-country skiing as often as they can.