Diana was born in Clarksburg, WV and is the daughter of the late Louis and Anna Allessio Pishner. She attended Notre Dame High School and graduated with the class of 1977. She attended Fairmont State College and is a former employee of the Marion County Board of Education as a “Fast ForWord” computer aide at East Dale Elementary School. Diana has recently retired her job to pursue her love of her heritage through her Italian American books. She is visiting schools through out the US to present programs on Immigration, Heritage and love of the Italian customs and traditions.
Diana resides in Fairmont, WV with her husband Mark and they are the parents of three children; Curt and his wife Allyson, Courtney, Chris and his wife Ashley. They have three grandsons; Ashton Louis, Austin Maddox, and Ace Ervin.