A lot of people in Louisiana are aware of the History Channel program “Swamp People.” The Atchafalaya River in Louisiana serves as the setting for this reality show, which follows alligator hunters during the hunting season. Many people might not be aware that one of the newest faces on the cast roster of the popular show is Anna Ribbeck, a native of Louisiana and an avid bow-wielder.
Learn more about her as this article proceeds.
Anna Ribbeck On Swamp People
Anna Ribbeck is the newest addition to the cast of Swamp People on History Channel. Anna is thrilled to have been given the chance to be on the show and can’t wait for the new season to premiere. She started filming as soon as she was cast, just before gator season.
Anna was paired with returning cast member Ashley Jones, whom she has known for years, to work on a new boat. The two put in a lot of effort working together to help their squad. Every day from sunrise until about two p.m., they went outside. Then, until four or five o’clock in the evening, they would sell the gators they had caught that day.
This was what they did six days a week. Thus, as many would imagine, this was a tiring task. Nevertheless, Anna expressed her desire to return and assist Ashley on the yacht.
Not only did she love working with Ashley, but she also described the encounter as “really positive” in general.
“It’s pretty incredible what you learn from everybody out there,” Anna said. When asked what she was most looking forward to viewers seeing, Ribbeck revealed that she used a bow to hunt gators.
“It’s the first time it’s ever been done on the show,” Anna added. Her first hunting experience was not with a bow and arrow. She explained that she started out in competitive archery and that she bought a bow and learned how to hunt with it when she went to college.
Anna’s job as a gator hunter has made her friends in different places and one of the friends knew “the producer and he thought I might be a good fit for the show, so he reached out and I got an interview last year. Then I didn’t hear anything for like, quite a few months. Then I got a call right before the show started and they were like, ‘Hey, another audition round, here it is.’ I got the call right before the show in September (2022) and they were like, ‘Hey, you’re on.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my goodness!.'”
Fun Fact: Swamp People isn’t Anna’s first TV show. She previously appeared on Wheel of Fortune in 2018.
How Much Is Anna Ribbeck Net Worth?
Anna Ribbeck has amassed a net worth above $250 thousand. She is an assistant communications specialist at LSU AgCenter. Before her current job, Anna worked at Bear Archery, Inc. as a pro staff. She was a brand ambassador at REALTREE from 2018 to 2022.
Moreover, from 2018 to 2019, she worked as a marketing director at Windmill Nursery, LLC. Some of the other jobs she had previously were working as marketing director at Bantings Nursery, Student Teaching Assistant at the University of Florida, and Horticulture Department Student Employee at Louisiana State University.
Anna also started a jewelry line. “I was like, man, I’d really love to center this around what I do. I thought I’d really love to make swamp jewelry. So I started making it last year and really got into it and it’s done really well. People are really interested in it and they just find the pieces really unique,” she told The Advocate.
Anna graduated from Fontainebleau High School. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2016 with a degree in horticulture. She earned an MS from Louisiana State University.
CITI Program has licensed Anna to work as a social and behavioral researcher and Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research.
Anna Ribbeck Age
Reportedly born in 1993, Anna Ribbeck
Anna Ribbeck Family
Anna Ribbeck is the daughter of Valli Ribbeck and Larry Ribbeck. Valli turned 59 in December 2023. Larry is 65 years old as of 2024.
On Father’s Day in 2022, Anna wished her dad, “Happy Father’s Day to all of the great dads out there! I have a lot of great men in my life who are some of the best mentors to me!🏹.”
Likewise, Mother’s Day 2022 post by Anna read, “Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and all the moms out there! She has always encouraged me to pursue my dreams. Even though she is not a hunter, she finds it cool I decided to start hunting after college! Although she wasn’t too happy when I said I was going gator hunting!😂🐊.”
More about her dad, Larry graduated from Christian Brothers High School and LSU. He worked at Chevron.
Anna’s stepmom Valli studied Petroleum engineering at LSU. She also works at Chevron. In January 2023, Valli wrote, “Super proud of my stepdaughter Anna who is now a member of the Swamp People cast on the History channel…and made her debut tonight! We are blessed with some great kids!!”
Is Anna Ribbeck Married?
Anna Ribbeck is not married but she appears to be in a relationship with her boyfriend Ry Smith. They have been in a relationship at least since 2022.
In March 2022, Anna posted, “Had a blast nutria hunting down in Violet LA with Mr. Ronnie Adams, Mr. Bruce Mitchell, and my wonderful girlfriend Anna.”
Three months later, they also dressed up for a gala held at New Orleans Botanical Garden. “Fun evening at the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association gala,” Ry posted.
Most recently, on Valentine’s Day 2023, Ry wished Anna, “Happy Valentine’s Day to the love of my life you make every day special 💜.”
Anna Ribbeck Height
Anna Ribbeck’s height measures above 5 feet 8.5 inches.
Where Is Anna Ribbeck From?
Anna Ribbeck is originally from Mandeville, Louisiana.
When Is Anna Ribbeck Birthday?
Anna Ribbeck’s birthday details aren’t available at this moment.
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