Dianna's career has mainly been within nonprofit organizations engaged in service development and delivery for individuals with developmental disabilities and complex needs. In 2015 she was introduced to restorative justice and restorative practices, and she began facilitating restorative conferences and peacemaking circles in criminal harm cases. Dianna developed and managed the Restorative Action and Practices Program (RAPP) for the John Howard Society of Red Deer. She served as an Executive Board member of the Alberta Restorative Justice Association, where she led the board in creating the Alberta Framework for the Practice of Restorative Justice in Criminal Matters 2020. She has also been a member of the Alberta Courts Policy Sub-Committee, where she assisted in the development of the draft restorative justice referral policy for Provincial Crown Prosecutors. Dianna grew up on a farm in the foothills of Central Alberta and still carries the farm girl within. She has resided in Red Deer and area for most of her adult life and has a social work generalist background.