Diane was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. She attended Broken Arrow Elementary School, South Junior High School, and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1991. She went on to college at Baker University and graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in education. She taught elementary school for 17 years. In 2013, Diane decided to join her husband, Chuck, with his company and became a full time office manager of Advanced Plumbing, Inc. Diane’s hobbies include family time, 4H with her daughters, reading, knitting and coaching her daughter’s softball team.