Instructors

Meet Your Professor(s)

Ann Gadbury

Ann Gadbury

Professor
Ankeny Campus
Office 9-15B
515.964.6890

Position:

Professor, Fashion/Design

Education:

MBA, (Marketing Emphasis) Iowa State University
BS, Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production, Iowa State University
AAS, Fashion Design and Marketing, Des Moines Area Community College

Work Experience:

Prior to teaching Ann worked as a manager with a small Des Moines based apparel graphic design company. Later, she worked as a retail manager with a large Omaha based retail store. She has also spent countless hours as a small business owner working to make her company Minnow Clothing Company a success.

Personal Philosophy:

Be yourself and find your true passion. In today's society we are often influenced to conform. Making it scary to be unique and follow our dreams. However, it is when we find our true passion in life and we tap into that drive that we really become successful. Follow your heart and love what you do and who you are. As Stephen Covey says “It comes from within”.

Favorites:

Quote - “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” - Bette Midler
Book - Confessions of a Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella
Movie - Fried Green Tomatoes and The Devil Wears Prada
Hobbies - Sewing, drawing, skiing and shopping!

Alecia Mintle

Alecia Mintle

Professor
Ankeny Campus
Office 9-15B
515.964.6227

Position:

Professor, Fashion/Design Program

Education:

MBA, Southern New Hampshire University​
Bachelor of Science: Fashion Merchandising with a Minor in Business, Iowa State University

Work Experience:​

​Prior to teaching, Alecia worked for nationally-recognized specialty retailer as a Store Manager for almost 15 years and was able to connect with the DMACC team through a 5 –year partnership between her store and the Fashion Department at DMACC. Through this experience, she found herself enjoying the classroom setting and building relationships with the students she met through the program.

Personal Philosophy:

Life is too short to not enjoy what you do, find your passion!

Favorites:

Quote - “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” - Henry Ford “Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.” The Fray ​
Book -I’m not good with favorites but I love to read and so do my boys! A Tale of Two Cities is a longtime favorite and I’ll admit that I love the Harry Potter series, which I can’t wait to read to my boys when they get older! A couple of favorites to read to my boys include Giraffes Can’t Dance, Tumford the Terrible, and All the Awake Animals.​
Movie - Mary Poppins & Love Actually​
Hobbies - Working out, shopping, reading and spending time with my friends and family.​