Meet Our Team
Donna lives in Monroe, NC with her husband, David and enjoys travelling. When she isn’t riding her bicycle, you can find her spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She’s lived in a number of different places in the US, all along the east coast, and settled in the south for its sunny climes, 4 seasons and warm winters.
She’s always liked to be active – she’s hiked, kayaked, rowed, and started running and riding a hybrid bike (slowly) when she lived in Atlanta, but it wasn’t until she moved to charlotte in 2000 for a job with a startup company that she got more into the running community and ran 3 marathons!
Life got in the way after a few years and she lost her fitness and gained quite a few pounds. It was about 2 years ago that she decided to take up road biking, thinking that a somewhat lighter bike than my 40-lb hybrid would make me faster and she’d be right there with every group ride. Well ok then, maybe not! 2 years of riding, working on fitness, sprint triathlons and discovering TotalCyclist and the Diva Camps, latterly along with excellent coaching, has made me leaner, healthier and yes, faster.
2017 has been a transformative year – losing 40 lbs, riding across South Carolina with a group of Divas for charity, 100 miles through London England, the odd Gran Fondo, and a PR on a half marathon is way beyond anything she expected to happen She cant wait to see what the next year will bring!
My favorite things to do now are – cycle and travel, perhaps with a little wine so Diva camps are perfect for me! And there’s still a little running in there too.
Some other fun facts:
She’s hosted wine tastings and karaoke parties, my children are felines ;-), she works with an animal rescue, once went scuba diving with sharks, sings a mean ‘Black Velvet’ and she’s a big Elvis fan.
I live in Columbia, SC and have most of my life. I have my undergraduate degree from South Carolina State University, and my Masters degree from Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. I own my own Human Sources firm and have been in business for 10 years this past October.
When I am not riding my bike, I enjoy photography, spending time with my family and reading.