LeeAnn graduated with a degree in Studio Art from Adrian College in 2007. She taught ceramic and fiber arts classes for several summers at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp before leaving Michigan and heading west. Life took her from the mountains of Aspen Colorado where she kept her interest in clay alive by attending classes at Colorado Mountain College, to the depths of the Grand Canyon where she lived and worked for 7 years at Phantom Ranch, located at the bottom of the natural wonder. She spent a large portion of her spare time throwing pots in her bedroom on a tabletop wheel which was packed in, like all supplies to the ranch, on a mules back. Her greenware pots were delicately packaged and loaded onto a mule for their 7.5 mile ride out of the Canyon. She hiked out behind, transported them to her home in Prescott, and spent her weekends glazing and firing the surviving pieces.
In 2018 she purchased a used Grand Canyon Shuttle Bus and turned it into her home studio, allowing her to leave the Canyon in 2019 and pursue pottery. She is currently focused on functional wheel thrown work that enhances daily life. She is looking forward to sharing her passion for the material and process with the Reitz Ranch Community.