- Board Member
Danette attended Texas Wesleyan University and earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology. Upon graduating, she attended Texas Christian University where she received a Master of Education with a specialization in research. Her research emphasis was in the area of resiliency which examined factors relating and contributing to resiliency in women who were abused as children. Her break through thesis was titled “Understanding Resiliency: A Case Study Approach.”
For five years, Danette taught English at All Saints Episcopal. Even though she is an educator at heart, she professionally pursued her love of photography. Currently, she is professional photographer in Fort Worth, Texas. Danette’s photography journey started back in high school with a simple darkroom class. After having children, she further pursued photography in order to capture beautiful images and moments of her children. So like many moms, she purchased a fancy DSLR and clicked away. However, somewhere in the midst of capturing her children’s stages, she fell in love with the art of photography and started D Photography. Ten years and several photography classes later, Danette professionally captures amazing images of children (headshots and candid moments) and natural elements. Her latest interest is in the area of macro-photography.
Like Dr. Salek, Danette uses the camera not only as a career but also an art form to support many non-profit organizations. Her photography will be sold at the Koelsch Gallery to help raise money for Susie Bean Gives. She was recently quoted as saying, “There is nothing better than supporting a cause that you love by doing what you love! Kids and photography are both close to my heart, and for that reason I am so proud to support Susie Bean Gives. It is an organization with such a big heart and the potential to enrich so many lives.”
She is a proud wife and mother of three beautiful boys in Fort Worth, Texas.