Anke was born in Hamburg, Germany where she lived and worked for 35 years. Her studies in economics resulted in employment as an auditor with a chartered accounting firm followed by a managerial position with an oil trading company which took her to many places in the world.
Further travels as a tourist also brought her to Nova Scotia and an entire new chapter of her life began when she fell in love with the Maritimes and decided to emigrate to the province's south shore in 1995. The move represented a major lifestyle change for Anke amid the fantastic scenery and wonderful people of Nova Scotia and a few months later she embarked on her career as a Realtor in her new 'heimat'.
Her innate sense of adventure has motivated Anke to explore a variety of different endeavours such as ultralight flying, golfing and motor-biking. She has studied interior design and discovered she has a passion for creating glass-art. As a Realtor she finds it easy to relate to her clients' dreams of a new home or get-away and derives great satisfaction from helping them fulfil those dreams.