An educator by profession and a photographer by choice, Donna has been taking photos for over 30 years. She loves the solitude, tranquility, and beauty of being immersed in the great outdoors. Nature has always been her classroom, every day she walks outside, she learns something, a new call, a new behaviour, a new interaction, and sees a whole new world. A world that gives hope, a world where the stresses of daily life have little meaning and fall away, a world where time seems to have little meaning, and yet at other times means everything, a world she has felt compelled to share through photos. Most of her work is from Alberta and in particular where she lives in Lac La Biche.
Donna views the Boreal Forest as the last great forest on earth. She strongly feels that the Boreal Forest is important to life on this planet and the animals that live here, and their stories, are just as important. She is committed to telling and honouring their story through her lens.
A practicing academic she currently champions research projects that study best practices in the reclamation of lands following oil and gas and forestry activities in Northern Alberta. She is particularly passionate about research that investigates reasons for the continued decline in woodland caribou and finding possible solutions to restore their numbers.