After working for several years as a court stenography and executive secretary, in 1976, Dona began her secretarial business. She provides services to small business owners, doctors and lawyers, as well as local authors.
In 2015 she earned a Certificate in Proofreading and Copy Editing from Universal Class.
In addition to her own self-published works (See "Publications"), Dona has typed and/or edited the following books:
"The Giving Vine," by Francis Padilla Brady
"Dave and the Street Person," by Catherine Morgan
"An American Hero," by Catherine Morgan
"Elders on Love," Kenneth R. Lakritz, Ph.D., and Thomas M. Knoblauch, Ph.D.
"Why Your Depression Isn't Getting Better," by Michael R. Bartos, M.D.
"100 Harvests, The Pelissa Family in the Napa Valley," by Anthony Kilgallin
"Good Guys Finish First," by C. Paul Johnson
"Birds of Sonoma County, California," by Gordon L. Bolander & Benjamin D. Parmeter
"Our Garden," by Ralph Milton Ingols
"Back of the Beyond," by Ralph Milton Ingols
"A Bathroom Guide to Baby Boomers," by Kathy Casey-Kirschling, Jim Loretta, & Patti Biehler
Besides writing, in her free time, Dona enjoys playing tennis, cycling, reading, sewing, cooking, attending church, tutoring at the local library, and spending time with friends and family. She and her husband Bob make their home in the beautiful Napa Valley.