Dianne was born in Queens, New York. She received her degree in Spanish and Journalism from the University of New Mexico. Dianne started her career in broadcasting with Radio Lobo as an on-air DJ. She crossed over into television to become a news producer for the New Mexico KOB morning show. She then moved in front of the camera as a TV reporter/ anchor in Albuquerque, Texas and Colorado, eventually settling back in New Mexico to return to news radio. Leaving the world of communications, Dianne worked at the University of New Mexico as Project Director for the DWI Awareness Program for 7 years. Afterwards, she returned to her roots in marketing, joining the Albuquerque Board of Realtors before moving on to handle recruiting for the Laguna Pueblo/Route 66 Casino. Dianne joined the team in 2010, and has managed accounts including media planning for Ambercare, the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the New Mexico State Fair. And, Dianne has been an integral part of the NMDOT and Metrolink teams as a project manager.