Ann and David began their auction & real estate company, “Whitaker Marketing Group,” after David graduated from Missouri Auction School in 2008. Whitaker Marketing Group’s primary focus is specializing in farmland and fundraising.
Auctioneering with David over the years has given Ann the ability to work in all types of auctions. While assisting in selling auctions, Ann gained the experience needed to keep the backbone of the auction company thriving. Ann recently attended Benefit Boot Camp in 2016. Specializing in benefits has given her the privilege to work with many great organizations and their fundraising events.
Her home roots are in farming/ ranching, and livestock. Ann, since the age of 8 has managed a purebred Angus herd in Iowa. Currently, Ann and her husband, David, manage a Purebred Angus and commercial herd in Ames, IA where they still live today. They have two sons, Colton and Caleb. Ann is a member of the National Auctioneer’s Association, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Story County Cattlemen’s Association, Story County 4-H Foundation, Simmental Association, and Angus Association. Ann is a current board member of the Story County Cattlemen’s Board and the Story County 4-H Foundation Board.
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, BS in Animal Science
National Cattlemen’s Top Hand
Iowa Cattlemen’s Top Hand
Iowa State University Rodeo Queen