A professional photographer and NC native now living on 6 acres in the Upstate of South Carolina. She spent eleven years as the staff photographer for a raptor rehabilitation and education center located in NC before venturing out on her own. Her passion is seeing with her heart through her camera along with teaching and sharing with others.
Donna has received many honors and awards including being a winner in Nature's Best Magazine's annual Backyard Photo Contest and a winner in the highly honored category of Nature's Best Magazine's Windland Smith Rice International Awards. Donna recently had an image chosen to be part of the "Be Seen in DC" exhibit at the Washington School of Photography gallery in Rockville, MD sponsored by Lensbaby.
Donna has been a leader for NANPA Regional Events and she is an instructor at John C. Campbell Folk School and The Perfect Picture School of Photography (www.ppsop.com). Her work is represented by Fogstock and Getty Images. Memberships include North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Photographic Society of America (PSA) and Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association (CNPA) where she was a speaker for the 2011 annual meeting in Charlotte, NC.