Ann Spehar is an instructor in the Business and Economics Department at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, US. Prior to her tenure at Carroll College, Ann worked as a consultant in industry, with areas of expertise in mathematical modelling, software engineering and project management. She worked for 15 years at the Boeing Company, supporting clients that included Bell Laboratories, AT&T Long Lines, McDonnell Douglas and the Hanford Nuclear Facility. She has been a faculty member at both St Martin’s University and at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She has a master’s degree in applied economics from Seattle University and is due to resume her studies, working on her PhD at Washington State University.