Ann Huckle Mallek grew up in Albemarle and graduated from Albemarle High School. As a small child she learned her way around the county with her dad on his veterinary calls or riding her black pony. Albemarle was a quiet place in the 1950’s. She earned a B. A. in Zoology from Connecticut College, New London CT in 1971.
Since 1983 Ann and her husband, Leo, have managed a family farm in Earlysville VA where they raised their 2 daughters. Now their grandchildren help on the farm. Currituck Farm produces grass-fed beef and pesticide-free vegetables. They also provide school tours to help children and adults learn about sustainable farming.
For ten years an elementary teacher of science and technology, since 2003, Ann is an Educator/ and Central Virginia Coordinator for the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
Ann was a frequent attendee of Supervisors meetings for seventeen years before her election to supervisor in 2007. She focused her civic attention on land use and transportation, encouraging citizen involvement in local government, and since 2008 has been the board liaison to the Piedmont Workforce Network and a member of the One-Stop committee. Collaboration of state agencies to facilitate job training is a critical priority.
As a farmer and policy maker, Ann works to connect food producers and consumers; she championed the creation of the Monticello Artisan Trail, serves on the Board of Jefferson Elder Care, operating Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet, and the Local Energy Alliance Program. She works for additive free food, chemical free farming, and connecting children to nature. She advocates for job creation and development of work spaces for our local companies to grow.