Diana grew up in St. Louis, MO dancing competitively and performing through her school years. She graduated with honors from an all-girls Catholic high school. She then received a B.A. in communications with a minor in Spanish from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Diana moved to Boulder in 1997 and worked in consumer and business-to-business marketing, rising to top management roles in leading outdoor recreation gear companies while also serving on the Board of Directors of the industry conservation organization. Although her role at a multinational company took her abroad frequently, Diana completed her Executive MBA from Colorado State University in 2005. Subsequently, she served on the executive leadership team of two technology start-up companies specializing in collaboration and team dynamics. She then took a different path and decided to pursue her dream by combining three of her favorite things in life: dancing, kids, and business, and opened a dance studio for kids. For over 10 years, Studio D has been helping children build their self-confidence through all types of dance. Diana lives in the foothills of Boulder with her husband and daughter.