Donna is the founder of WOW Explorations and WOWtopia, a highly physical, hands-on touring global festival, designed to WOW kids and families with the wonder and beauty of the planet, its sights, cultures and people. She is also the principal and founder of LEMONADE Creative Consulting, a strategic consulting firm focused on building cross-media experiences and helping others bring their visions to life. An accomplished brand builder, producer, programmer and marketer of children’s media content, her career has been dedicated to creating inspiring entertainment experiences for children and families across multiple platforms and for a global audience.
Prior to launching Lemonade and WOW Explorations, Donna was President of National Geographic Kids Entertainment and held senior executive positions with the WB Television Network and Nickelodeon. Her career accomplishments include leading Kids’ WB! to the #1 ratings position on Saturday mornings for four straight years and ten consecutive sweeps victories, helping to build the first cross-media megabrand, Pokemon, and its successor, Yu-gi-oh!, producing several critically acclaimed and Emmy- nominated TV series for National Geographic, and successfully leading brand strategy, marketing, and early new business efforts for Nickelodeon’s first international channels.
Donna is a Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University, and was named one of top 25 most powerful women in television by Electronic Media Magazine in 2002. Donna serves on the board of Children Now, the Children’s Media Association and Piedmont Makers.
A bit of a globetrotter, Donna currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two adventurous children.