Danyell grew up in central Alberta and attended Clive School and then later Lacombe Composite High School.
While living in Wainwright in 2002, she stumbled upon a job opening in an optometric office. She has been in the field for 19 years and feels fortunate having been trained and worked in all areas of the office.
She is an accredited Vision Therapist having completed the PVTAP and Optometric Extension Programs, but is also a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant. Vision therapy has allowed her to pursue her passion of helping people.
She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, hiking, photography, and geocaching. She is also a Scouts Canada Trainer Level 2. She also enjoys helping around the family farm, and volunteer work in her community.