Dianne has lived in West Texas since 1977 and specifically in the Permian Basin since 1983. Originally from Kansas., she attended Oklahoma State University and West Texas A&M University, majoring in marketing and business administration. Dianne and her husband have raised two boys and have volunteered with many local nonprofit organizations. She is a graduate of the Leadership Midland and Generations Programs. She currently serves as a mentor for the Generations Program offered through the Nonprofit Management Center and as a Board Member for the Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin through 2023.