Originally from St. John's, NL, Diane became 'hooked' as one might say over 15 years ago. She attended rug schools in Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island (PEI). In addition, she has taken rug hooking courses not only in Atlantic Canada but also Australia and has taken rug hooking cruises to Spain and Italy. Diane is a member of the Nova Scotia Rug Hooking Guild, the Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador and The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers (TIGHR). While living in PEI, she was a juried member of the PEI Craft Council and is currently involved in the Cultural Craft Group of Partners which identifies and produces crafts that reflect the history and culture of the Bonavista Peninsula.