About Donna

Donna is an inspirational speaker and author. She has been working in the arena of loss and grief since 1997 following the death of two teenage sons within two years. She and her husband have been foster parents for four children from foreign countries with medical needs that weren’t available to them in their countries of origin. They adopted their son Brandon in 1995. Her passion to help others thrive as they rise to the challenges of changes in their lives comes from her own life experiences.

She speaks to women’s groups, grief support groups, churches, and in senior living settings.

Donna’s message is always heartfelt with a sincere desire to help her audience feel empowered by her words.

She most recently authored “A Journal for Your Journey…the trip without regard to the length of time it takes to navigate your loss and grief.” She also created The Journey Card Deck. It can be found in her shop on this site.

Donna resides in Hastings MN with her husband, Dick.

Read what others have said about working with Donna.