Diana was born in Oregon and received a BA at Biola University in LaMirada, California with an emphasis in education. She taught elementary school for four years in California and held an Alaska Teaching Certificate for over twenty years after moving to Alaska. Within the Alaska State court system, Diana worked in the Anchorage Alcohol Safety Action Program office for about fifteen years. While with AASAP she recognized a need which led her to develop the “What Do You Know About Alcohol/Other Drugs?” Correspondence Course. She noted that many off-road clients (as well as others) found it very difficult to complete a required ADIS (Alcohol/Drug Information School) class in town in a classroom setting. This course was designed to help such clients and to provide a needed option for the courts and intervention agencies. Diana has been administering this course since 1994.
John was born in California and graduated from Biola University with a BA degree in Educational Psychology. After graduate studies in counseling at Cal State Long Beach and the University of Southern California, he held a California Pupil Personnel Certificate in counseling. He earned his Masters in Education at the University of Alaska in Anchorage. Until he retired in 1994, John taught junior high math, science and health. As part of the health curriculum, he taught alcohol and drug information. He became certified to teach the Alcohol/Drug Information School (ADIS) course in 2007.
Over the years John and Diana together have developed the present correspondence course. Continuing education has been ongoing. Personal service to their clients has always been a high priority in their business.