Diana was born in Germany and moved to Colorado when she was eight years of age and has remained in Colorado. After training and working as a Paralegal in both Corporate and Criminal law Diana and her husband, Tim, started Aussie Acres Alpacas in 1994. Alpacas became Diana’s full-time business and she has never looked back at the corporate world. At the present time Diana and her husband Tim, maintain a small herd of Huacaya alpacas, specializing in exceptional genetics and seedstock.
In 2001, Diana received her certification as an AOBA Certified Halter, Performance and Fleece Judge for Huacayas and Suris. In 2004, she traveled to Peru to further her education by training with the International Alpaca Judging School and received her IAJS Judging Certification. Diana has over 14 years of experience breeding and showing alpacas, along with over 25 years of experience raising other breeds of livestock. Her love for alpacas and her commitment to fleece education was the inspiration that led to the purchase of The Alpaca Breeders Fiber School, LLC (ABFS). Diana does find time to spend with her husband Tim, her son Jeff and his finance Jenessa. Diana served on the Advisory Board for the Mid-America Alpaca Foundation, on The Board of Directors of The Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies, is a faculty member and owner of the Alpaca Breeders Fiber School, LLC and past leader of the Leading Llamas and Alpacas 4-H Club. She is a member of AOBA, ABR, IAJS Advisory Council and the Suri Network.