Diane is an avid heirloom gardener, painter, writer, and certified yoga instructor. Though she dreams of living on a farm someday, she currently bides her time in suburbia, where she tends to her two boys, her community garden plot, and her small flock of outlaw laying hens.

Career: Originally a Michigan Avenue Advertising Copywriter, I somehow made my way to being a Hollywood Blvd. Production Designer. While taking a break from paid work for 12 years to stay at home with my sons, I became very passionate about environmental issues and did a lot of volunteer work with their schools, all of which came together as the perfect background for working with MightyNest for Schools.

Craving: Espresso and potato chips 

Personal Style: Modern, with a soft spot for kitschy vintage chic

Healthy must-have: Local, Organic Food (for everyone!)

Last meal you cooked: Risotto with Butternut Squash, Asparagus and Shiitake Mushrooms, Arugula Salad

Manifesto: Do what you’re passionate about, when you’re on the right track you know it in your heart, luck favors the prepared

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