Diane has been involved in training and safety education for over 25 years. As a motorcycle journalist and editor she has road and track tested an array of motorcycles for various publications including Newsday, Midwest Motorcyclist, Accelerate, Full Throttle (where she has a monthly column) and WomenRidersNow
In 2006 she founded the Big Apple Motorcycle School in Long Island, New York. She has taught thousands of people to learn to ride and improve their skills using the MSF program and private lessons. Diane has given seminars at dealers, motorcycle shows, libraries, schools and events like Americade, where she moderates the Ladies Coffee Club, an interactive breakfast seminar for women riders and passengers.
Diane says she has the “adventure gene” and loves to challenge herself as a rider and volunteer. She has lead the annual Komen Race for the Cure in NYC and been part of the AMA Women & Motorcycling Conference, Femmoto, Adventure for the Cure ride in Colorado and Progressive Adventure for the Cures Dual-Sport ride in California, to name a few.
Her commitment to public service includes being an elected officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary where she is the Staff Officer for Public Education and teaches boating safety. Diane is also an avid Amateur Radio Operator (ham) and holds the FCC Extra Class callsign 'K2DO'.