DonnaLee was born in Saskatchewan, Canada but also claims residency in Alberta, Ontario, California, and Colorado. The chosen career paths completed at Loma Linda University with a BSc in Occupational Therapy and an MPH in Public Health, Health Education. After working in the Occupational Therapy field and then working in her favourite career as full-time mom, DonnaLee taught at Burman University (formerly Canadian University College) for 18 years in Outward Pursuits and in Wellness. One of her popular classes, Health Screening and Basic Remedies, involved students in health evangelism seminars at local churches. Her interest in health education and global development, has given her and her husband Paul many opportunities to serve people worldwide. Places such as Nepal, Peru, Brazil, Mongolia, Swaziland, Laos, Vietnam, United States, and Canada. In September 2018, DonnaLee officially retired but continued to do contract teaching for another two years. CABL has been an important part of her service, as a faculty sponsor for 15 years which she continues to do even in retirement. Interests include serving on the ADRA Canada Board of Directors, travel, gardening and then preserving the bounty God gives, cooking, playing with her three grandchildren, and visiting her three grown children who live in Ontario, New Hampshire, and Germany.