Diane is a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She had also spent 10 years in Phoenix, AZ, but decided to return to her roots and the four seasons. Diane earned her Master’s degree from Michigan State University and remains a fan of Spartan basketball. Throughout her career, she has worked in multiple hospitals, skilled-nursing facilities, schools, outpatient programs, and home health. In September of this year, she accepted a position at Northern Michigan University as the Director of Clinical Education. Diane’s passion has always been therapy. Taking the position at NMU made sense as a way to share her diverse clinical background with the students studying Speech Pathology/Audiology. Diane also enjoys interacting with students. She loves their creativity and energy. NMU is also planning to open its graduate program back up in June of 2021. Diane enjoys doing anything outdoors with friends/family and her dogs. She also enjoys traveling with her husband.