Annie Garner is a native Coloradoan and had loved to travel all of her life. After graduating with a BA in Social Sciences and Art from the University of Northern Colorado, she planned a trip to Italy with a local travel agent who offered her a job upon returning. She worked in retail travel and for an African tour operator before opening her own boutique travel agency / tour operator company, Annie Garner Travel, in 2015, specializing in customized African safaris.