Anya moved to the US from London in 2007. A global HR professional, she initially moved to New Jersey for work to gain experience in US Employee Relations; she soon met her now husband and the move became permanent.
In London, Anya had always lived by the Thames and her love of living by water led her and her husband to move to Highlands in 2010. An amateur painter, she draws much of her inspiration from the shoreline. Having spent very little time on her creative passions as a result of a busy corporate work schedule, Anya decided to set up her own Executive Coaching and Leadership Development consultancy in 2015. Now the master of her own calendar, she tries to spend at least one day a week in her art studio.