Donna’s family immigrated to San Francisco from Finland, just before she was born. She grew up in the Bay Area, and accepted Christ as her Savior in high school, while attending a Young Life camp in Malibu, Canada. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics.
Donna and her young family first moved to Olympia, WA after falling in love with the area during Thanksgiving visits. Following some years of struggle and heartache, she and her young son Benjamin made the decision to move to Vancouver, to be closer to her brother. With her son now close to graduating from Camas HS, and facing another fork in the road, the Lord placed Crossroads on her heart. Donna is both extremely grateful and excited to join the Operations team at Crossroads, and to see where the Lord leads.
Knowing the struggles of single parenthood firsthand, she has a heart for single moms, and enjoys traveling, antiquing, good coffee (what Scandinavian doesn’t), and heading to the ocean, where she feels especially close to God.