Anna Ribbeck is a social media strategist, archer, and hunter who rose to fame as a cast member of Swamp People, a reality show that follows the lives of alligator hunters in Louisiana. Anna is one of the few female hunters on the show and has proven herself to be a fearless and formidable competitor. She is also a passionate advocate for wildlife conservation and sustainable hunting practices.
Early Life and Education
Anna was born Anna Eileen Ribbeck in 1993 in Covington, Louisiana, and grew up in Mandeville, Louisiana. She developed a love for nature and adventure from a young age. Anna excelled in academics as well as athletics. She graduated from Fontainebleau High School in 2011. Then she joined Louisiana State University and pursued Bachelor in Science. In 2016, she completed her undergrad education in Horticultural Science with Summa Cum Laude distinction. She was involved in various research projects and clubs related to her fields of study. After her bachelors, she completed a certificate program in Social and Behavioral Researchat at the University of Florida, where she also worked as a student teaching assistant for a course on plant propagation.
Anna also got into archery during college when she was introduced to the sport by a friend. She fell in love with slinging arrows and started hunting deer, turkey, and alligators with her bow. She participated in competitive archery and created a website called annathearcher.com to teach people about archery.
Anna continued her Master in Science education at LSU under the department of Plant Environmental and Soil Sciences. Her thesis topic was “Louisiana Resident Perceptions on Invasive Aquatic Plant Species and Their Management.”
While pursuing her masters education, Anna landed a job as a social media strategist at LSU AgCenter, an institution that conducts research and extension activities related to agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences. Anna is responsible for creating and managing engaging content for various social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. She also collaborates with other departments and stakeholders to promote the AgCenter’s programs and initiatives.
Anna is also a Pro Staff at Bear Archery, Inc, one of the leading manufacturers of archery equipment in the world. Anna represents the brand and promotes its products through her social media accounts and events. She also provides feedback and suggestions to improve the quality and performance of the products. Anna has been using Bear Archery bows since she was in college.
Anna has also worked as a marketing director at Windmill Nursery, LLC and Bantings Nursery, two of the largest nurseries in Louisiana. Anna was in charge of developing and implementing marketing strategies, designing promotional materials, and organizing events for the nurseries. She also helped customers with their gardening needs and provided advice on plant selection and care.
Anna’s biggest claim to fame is being a cast member of Swamp People, a reality show that airs on the History Channel. The show depicts the daily activities of alligator hunters who live in the swamps of the Atchafalaya River Basin in Louisiana. Anna joined the Swamp People cast in its 14th season, which premiered on January 5th, 2023. Anna is one of the few female hunters on the show and has proven herself to be a fearless and formidable competitor. She uses archery to take down American alligators for a living. She is also known for hunting nutria, a large rodent that is considered an invasive species that damages the wetlands. Anna has captured some of the biggest nutrias in all of Louisiana.
Anna is also a passionate advocate for wildlife conservation and sustainable hunting practices. She believes in eating everything she hunts, which includes deer, turkey, alligators, nutria, and more. She also donates some of her harvests to local food banks and shelters. She educates her followers on the importance of preserving the natural habitats of the animals she hunts and respecting their role in the ecosystem.
In addition to Swamp People, Anna has made an appearance in reality television show Wheel of Fortune where she was a contestant in 2018.
Anna Ribbeck has been hunting alligators, nutria, deer, and other animals with her bow since college. She makes her money as a social media strategist at LSU AgCenter and a pro staff at Bear Archery. She also earns money from being a cast member of Swamp People. As of 2023, Anna has a net worth of $200,000.
Anna Ribbeck is not only an archer and hunter, but also a loving partner to her boyfriend Ry Smith. They met through their mutual interest in archery and hunting, and have been together for over two years. Ry is a supportive and adventurous companion to Anna, who often joins her in her hunting trips and academic endeavors. They participated in the Nutria Rodeo, a competition to see who can kill the most invasive rodents in Louisiana.
They share a common goal of conserving the natural resources and wildlife of Louisiana, and are always eager to learn new skills and techniques. Together, they make a formidable team in the swamp and in life. They also enjoy traveling, fishing, camping, hiking, gardening, cooking, and spending time with their families.
Anna Ribbeck’s height and body measurements are not publicly available. However, based on her pictures, she appears to have a fit and athletic body, as she is an avid hunter and archer. She has brown hair and hazel eyes, and often wears camouflage clothing and hats when she is in the swamp. She also likes to wear jewelry that she makes herself from natural materials. She has a bright smile and a cheerful personality.
Anna Elaine Ribbeck
30 years old
Covington, Louisiana, United States
Fontainebleau High School
Louisiana State University
Master in Scienc
Reality Television Personality, Alligator Hunter, Archer, Social Media strategist