Diane grew up in California, close enough to Disneyland to watch the fireworks from her bedroom window. Adopted at birth, both she and her younger brother grew up in a loving family, but after a five-year battle with cancer, her adoptive mother died while Diane was still in elementary school.
Many women stepped in to help raise her and provide a firm foundation for a life that has taken many twists and turns with what seems like more long walks through valleys than mountaintop experiences. Diane enjoyed a fantastic career in LA, but struggled through the inability to have children, leading her to become a foster mom and adopt a teenage girl. At 44 she unexpectedly became a widow, and then at 50 had a boogie-boarding accident in which she fractured vertebrae in her back and neck, broke two ribs, and got 50+ stitches in her mouth.
As a young adult, Diane reached out to and met the woman who lovingly gave her up for adoption. Blindfolded at the delivery, Edie-mom raised six boys, and didn’t even know she had given birth to a girl until she received her simple hand-written letter more than 20 years later.
After several years leading the marketing efforts for well-known jewelry brands, she feels incredibly blessed to serve as Marketing and Communications Director at Save the Storks in beautiful Colorado. She is an average skier, has taken up snowshoeing and hiking, and enjoys the outdoors with her family and rescue terrier mix, Clyde. Creating campaigns and content to share the message of compassion and love with moms and families at critical crossroads in their lives feels like a full-circle experience for Diane, and provides yet another reminder of how beautifully God designs each of our lives with specific purpose and love.
Is it any surprise that Diane’s life verse is Romans 5:2-6?