Donna has lived most of her life surrounded by the beauty of the central Pennsylvania mountains and the heritage of the Pennsylvania German culture. It is easy to understand why the traditional fraktur designs-flowers, birds, vines and hearts- and the flowing letters of calligraphy have become so much a part of her life and art. For over twenty years, Donna has enjoyed connecting today’s families with the past by creating lasting heirlooms of family trees, birth and wedding announcements, and inspirational verses that are cherished by people worldwide. She has been a Master Artisan of the Pennsylvania State Guild of Craftsmen for over 25 years. Donna is listed in the Directory of Traditional American Crafts showcased in the Early American Life Magazine.