Donna is a true city kid, raised and schooled in Manhattan. As a matter of fact, she met her husband, Conrad, when they were both in 8th grade at private school (They did wait till they were older to marry!!!) They arrived in Harrison about 10 years ago with 2 babies, a jeep and no drivers license (thank you Formula One Driving School!) and in complete confusion about how to survive without a doorman. It took a while, but she finally has found her way around Westchester and discovered all the drycleaners, drug stores and restaurants that deliver!!!!! oh, and by the way, besides the kids she now has 2 dogs, a cat, a tortoise and a recently deceased crawfish (from my son’s science class) named Boullabaise. She spent the 1st 6 years of her fashion career in lingerie (selling it, not wearing it) and followed that up with Sales Manager positions at Swatch Watch, Charles Jourdan Shoes, L.A. Gear, and HUE and Calvin Klein Hosiery. The Fashion Industry back in the 1980’s and 90’s was exciting – filled with parties and trade shows and travel and she loved it. After her daughter Madison and son Austin were born, however, she decided to devote her time to them instead, a choice she is happy she made. Some years ago, after various injuries that she attribute to a combination of weight lifting at the gym and kickboxing class, she started taking sessions at a nearby Pilates studio and instantly fell in love. She felt energized both mentally and physically and lost the “baby fat” that had settled on her waist and stomach. It was her original teacher who planted the idea in her head that she should advance herself and learn to teach Pilates and she jumped at the chance. She was fortunate to have been accepted by Romana’s Pilates in NYC as she is a direct disciple of Joseph Pilates and teaches the true, original method. The fact that Romana is 83 and bounces around like a kid further inspired her and she is proud to be one of her students. Although she enjoys teaching in the city, she is ecstatic to have joined Fiore – it is a gem of a studio with fabulous teachers and great clients and only 10 minutes away . . . It is a pleasure to be here as part of the “family”!