Davina moved to Asheville in 2014 from Queensbury, the Adirondack region of Upstate New York. She holds a BA in Sociology with a concentration in Education and has 20+ years of experience in education and human services. As a former educator (early childhood, middle school, and high school), an administrative manager, daycare owner, coach, advocate, family worker, and grant writer, her experiences in the field have given her insight into the requests and needs of people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
Currently, she is dedicated to and values being a part of the SUNSHINE Project, which provides a strong team-oriented atmosphere where idea sharing becomes a pillar in molding the methods and plans for students’ success. She continues to provide support and guidance so that each student has the opportunity to be heard, seen, and valued. Her passion is advocating for children, families, and educators and providing them with the tools to ensure optimal growth, health, and safety.
Davina’s family is her core and keeps her grounded. She has been married to her husband, Michael, for 25 years, and they have two adult daughters, Abigail and Simone, who reside and work in Denver, Colorado. They also have a furry family that consists of three dogs: Berger, Orville, and Wilbur. Cooking, traveling, exploring outdoors, gardening, and paddle boarding are ways that her family spends their time together.