Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Canada B4P 2R6
Donna was born in Ontario but went to high school in Annapolis Royal, NS and considers that her hometown. Her first “real” job was working as a professional clown – which explains a LOT. 😉 On a more mature and grown-up note, Donna received her administrative training at the Cape Breton Business College… a long time ago. After that and her four-year stint as Twinkle the Clown at Upper Clements Park, she worked as an administrative assistant for several companies, graduated from Acadia with Honours in Sociology in 2000, and then taught English in Japan for three years. Once back in Canada she worked for several years with Flowercart (an organization that helps people who have a cognitive disability find employment) in New Minas.
Donna moved back to Wolfville in 2009 as the “Agnostic Secretary” for the Annapolis Valley pastoral charge of the United Church of Canada, and then began her career at Acadia University in 2017 beginning in the History Department. After a short term with the School of Music, and a few years in the Registrar’s office and the Math & Stats Department, she is now back with the lovely music folks.
Donna is an administrative assistant by day and a community artist and event coordinator by night. She puts on a variety show called Broken Leg Theatre three times a year at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville, the annual “Singing for our Supper” fundraiser each December at the Wolfville Baptist Church, and is the singer for Rewind (an old-timey band) and The Nova Swing Band. In her "spare time" she dabbles in singing, guitar playing, songwriting, community theatre acting, board gaming, and water colour art.