The Woman

About Ava Zinn

Chicagoan at birth, a native of Van Buren, Indiana, and currently residing in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ava Zinn had a promising career as a Special Education teacher due to her experience as a Special Education student but a psychological/mental injury prematurely ended hopes following her dis-enrollment from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2001. In 2020, she went back to business to complete a course in media production management, yet already had experience in broadcast journalism and television production since 1999. Her dedication and natural talent led her to train with some of Indianapolis and Fort Wayne’s leading personalities.

In 1999, at the age of 16, Zinn set up her first wholly-owned website with her namesake (then known as Franky Zinn), which quickly received the most prestigious accolade. In 2005, Ava became executive of NoSirGifts in Marion, IN. Within three years, Zinn was awarded four stars status. In 2011, at the age of 28, Zinn set up her first wholly-owned namesake, Aeverine Zinn Holdings, which quickly received the most prestigious accolade in the media production world – five stars in 2019. 

Ava has also become a star of the internet both in the Hoosier state and in the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom, with series such as QUEEN OF THE WILLIS, THE SOUZAS, QUILLSVILLE COLD CASE, CAPRICE & ELLA, as well as the top-rated YouTube channels: AVA ZINN's RETAIL NIGHTMARES, the American and British versions of VOTE FOR THE GIRLS and

Ava has a local partnership with United Way of Grant County and Allen County.


Ava Zinn is a near-lifelong Hoosier, and growing up in Van Buren, Indiana played a role in what Ava Zinn is today. In November 1983, Ava, her brother Albert, and her mother Margaret relocated from Chicago to Mill Township/Gas City, Indiana until November 1985 when the family moved to Van Buren. After relocating to Marion, Indiana in October 1996, Zinn spent 22 years until relocating to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2018.


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