Diane has been involved with the Kaniksu Land Trust since its inception. She joined the Board in 2004 and served as Treasurer until 2012; she re-joined the Board in Fall 2014.
Diane grew up in northeast Ohio and has an undergraduate degree in News Journalism from Kent State University, with a minor in Political Science. Since moving to Sandpoint in 1988 she has obtained extensive experience working with Boards and water-quality related non-profit organizations in Idaho and Montana. She served as the Sandpoint Field Office Director for the Missoula, Montana-based Clark Fork Coalition; as the co-founding Executive Director of the Rock Creek Alliance; and for 10 years as Executive Director of the Tri-State Water Quality Council where she worked for a total of 13 years.
Previously Diane was Treasurer of the Pend Oreille Clean Water Alliance (working to regionalize wastewater treatment), Treasurer of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, and a Board member of the Cabinet Resource Group in Montana. She also served for over a decade with the Management and Water Resources Technical Advisory Committees of the Avista Clark Fork Hydroelectric Projects, and has served as an appointed member of the Bonner County Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force, and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Guardian ad Litem.
Diane is currently an Environmental Analyst for the environmental services division of an engineering firm. She and her husband, Clay, enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, cross-country skiing, and lots of kayaking with their rescue dog, Shiloh, and are passionate about protecting the natural landscapes, waters, and wildlife in our region.