Born in Phoenix, AZ, Diana grew up the daughter of a Dept. of the Army civilian engineer. She attended grades K – 4 at the Fort Huachuca, AZ accommodation schools, spending 5th grade in public school in Sierra Vista, AZ. Her father then accepted an overseas assignment and she spent grades 6 – 12 in West Berlin. Diana designed the school flag and emblem, and was active in music, graduating as valedictorian of Berlin American HS, Class of 72.
She returned to Arizona to earn a BA in Decorative Arts from Arizona State University (1976), then a BA in Music History (1985). Diana owned an interior design studio for eleven years and was principal oboist for the Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra during this time. She is currently an Interior Designer/Showrooms Manager for a builder-oriented design center in the Phoenix area. Diana is a LEED Accreditated Professional, to further the cause of building green. She has been a professional member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) since 1984, and received IIDA’s Service Award, having served as newsletter editor, chapter secretary and chairman of the Historic Preservation Committee. She is currently on the architectural committee of her homeowners’ association.
Diana became chairman of the AOSHS Architectural Committee in 1999 and received the AOSHS award for Volunteer of the Year in July 2001. She joined the board that October. She and husband Reed, an urban planner, are active photographers and cyclists. They are also members of the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Zoo, Saguaro Camera Club, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, and National Building Museum.