As a child, Donita’s father served in the Air Force, which afforded her the opportunity to live in many locations. She was born in Texas and then lived in Colorado, France, and Guam before settling in California. She and her husband, who have been Point Lobos docents since 2014, divide their time between San Jose and Marina.

Donita is retired from a career in education as a middle school teacher and principal. In her role as a Point Lobos docent, she most enjoys school walks and talking to visitors about the importance of preserving the natural world for future generations. Point Lobos was a favorite place when her children were growing up and that tradition continues today with her four grandchildren.