Diana was born in Frankfurt, Germany (Army brat!) and lived in Alexandria, Virginia, Cohasset, Massachusetts, Okinawa and Japan until she was 12 and her family settled in Tucson, Arizona.
After college graduation, she moved to Kansas City to work for a bank and in 1972 moved to Chicago to work for an advertising agency (Needham, Harper and Steers), then as office manager for IDC Real Estate (now LaSalle Partners) and transitioned to a graphic design firm (Robertz, Webb and Company) for 13 years. She worked for EF Au Pair for several years beginning in 1995. In 2011, she formed DV Home Staging with a partner.
Diana married Gregory Wallenstein, now retired, who was a First Vice-President with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in 1982. They moved from downtown Chicago to Northbrook, a suburb in 1985, where she was active with PTA, PEO and was a board member of Northbrook Woman’s Club for many years. They welcomed a son, Drew, in 1988, who is now an attorney with the Appellate Court of Illinois and is married to Carly, who is an educator.
In 2016, Greg and Diana moved to Longshore Lake in Naples. She joined the DAR, Longshore Lake Women’s Club, Naples Newcomer’s Club North and the Naples Woman’s Club.
In 2020, they welcomed a grandson, Benjamin.
Editorial comment: Cutest Baby Ever!