What does “rural” mean to Diane? It means working hard and taking care of one another … small-town values with some big-time heart. It means affording Nevadans from every corner of the state the opportunity to own a home. Raised on a Southern California dairy farm, Diane is committed to supporting the rural lifestyle through her leadership of the award-winning homeownership programs. In NRH, Diane has found a mission, vision and values that are in direct alignment with hers: to make responsible homeownership an affordable option for rural Nevadans.
Diane joined NRH as the Director of Homeownership Programs in 2015 after serving as the Single-Family Housing Specialist at USDA Rural Development. Her diverse expertise comes from working in the real estate, financing, loan servicing, and community development fields, and she has an A-to-Z understanding of the home-buying process.
Diane believes homeownership programs should be designed to meet changing market conditions and a community’s evolving needs. Through her leadership, the Home At Last™ Homeownership Program has been recognized for its innovation with three National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA) Single-Family Excellence awards in 2016, 2018 and 2020.
Diane also serves as the vice president of the Board of Directors for Nevada Rural Housing Inc., a nonprofit affiliated with NRHA, focused on addressing affordable housing development needs throughout the rural parts of the state.
In 2023, Diane earned a Bachelor of Science in Business – Marketing Management from Western Governors University, demonstrating her lifelong love of learning and that it’s never too late to achieve your goals.
Diane has called northern Nevada home since 1994, and it is there that she and her husband, Dave, have raised their family of six. Diane and her family are strong supporters of our nation’s military. Her son is a Captain and medevac pilot in the U.S. Army, and her oldest daughter is a U.S. Air Force veteran.