Diane has been involved with winter percussion in Michigan since it's inception in 1995. Her group, Central Montcalm High School, was one of four charter members.

She has gone on to direct or instruct other lines including CAL Perc, East Grand Rapids High School, Huron Valley Percussion Ensemble, Morrice Winter Drumline, Spirit Performing Youth Ensemble, Reese Winter Drumline, and NorthCoast Academy. Diane spends her summers as a tour manager for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps She also spent two summers as the battery visual tech for Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps.

She has been a member of the board of directors of the Michigan Color Guard Circuit for 8 years - 6 as Secretary and 2 as the Percussion Representative. Diane is entering her 14th year as the director of bands at Reese Public Schools.

Diane loves movies, hockey and music and has seen the band Rush ELEVEN times!