Diane was born in Goshen and raised in LaGrange County. After graduation she meet her husband Mark and celebrated 36 years of marriage in June. She has 2 beautiful children Karrin (Josh) Koontz and Miles (Amanda) Kritzman, 4 adorable grandchildren and another boy due to arrive October 4th.
Diane and Mark purchased Live Out Loud Health & Fitness Studio (L.O.L.) located in The Bubble, downtown Goshen. She is certified as a Group Fitness Instructor, but currently is focusing on the daily activities at the studio. She currently is serving her 10th year on the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board. Diane joined the board as Director of Aerial Acts and is currently the Director of the First Impression contest along with Co-Director of Corporate Picnics. She also serves on the Fundraising and Golf Committees.
Diane is a member of Grace Community Church. Her faith is strong and as we are reminded in Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God” and Matthew 19:26 “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Considering she is so far out of her comfort zone, these verses are most appropriate.
Diane would like to thank her husband, family and friends for their love and support. She would also like to thank Marc Anderson and the board of Still Dancing in Elkhart. It is an honor to be part of raising funds for such a worthwhile cause. Diane would also like to thank That’s Dancing Studio, and a BIG THANK YOU goes to her partner Jake for his time and patience. She knows it cannot be easy to teach someone who has never ballroom danced before to learn how to do the foxtrot. Thank you Jake! Diane would like to thank each of you for coming to not only support all the dancers, but most of all The Samaritan Center for all the good they are doing in our community.