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. 😉 But on a more mature and grown-up note, Donna received her secretarial training at the Cape Breton Business College… a long time ago. After her four-year stint as Twinkle the Clown at Upper Clements Park, she worked as a receptionist 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 as an administrative assistant with the Flowercart (an organization that helps people who have a cognitive disability find employment) in New Minas in 2003.
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 was hired in 2017 to work at Acadia. At Acadia, Donna has worked in the History Department, here at the School of Music for a couple of months, the Registrar’s office, the Math & Stats Department, and now is back here with the lovely music folks.
Donna is an administrative assistant by day and a community artist and art 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. She also dabbles in guitar playing, songwriting, community theatre acting, board gaming, and water colour art.