As a high school athlete, Donna was a 4 time Foot Locker National Championships qualifier (formerly the Kinney Cross Country Championships). At the University of Kentucky she was named All-American in both cross country and track. She has qualified for two U.S. World Cross Country Teams and is a 2000 Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 5000m and 10,000m. She set the course record at the Charles Harris Run 10k in 1999 with a blistering time of 32:40. Donna currently lives with her husband, Rich, in Marietta, GA and works as a sales executive for Pepperidge Farm.