Meet Dianna Edison, a dedicated individual and member of the Cowlitz Tribe in Washington state. Growing up near her Tribe’s tribal lands, nestled along the Columbia River in the foothills of the Cascade mountains, Dianna’s heritage has always been close to her heart. Her grandfather played a crucial role in instilling in her the importance of preserving and celebrating her roots, leading her to actively participate in Tribal meetings and special events throughout her childhood.
While her childhood dreams revolved around becoming a geologist and exploring the very mountains that surrounded her, life had a different path in store for Dianna. Around six years ago, she found herself drawn to the racket sports industry. Supported by her mentor Scott McCulloch, the COO and President of Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Dianna’s relentless work ethic and determination propelled her career to new heights year after year. Starting as a part-time front-desk assistant in 2017, she now proudly holds the position of Operations Manager, overseeing the daily functioning of more than 65 facilities under Cliff Drysdale Tennis/PBI.
Working in a nurturing environment where colleagues feel like family, Dianna finds immense joy in supporting the roles of the Directors and Pros at Cliff Drysdale, ensuring their success both on and off the court. Her journey stands as a testament to the power of hard work, dedication, and the unwavering pride in one’s heritage.
As a proud Cowlitz Tribal Member, Dianna’s story aims to inspire her fellow tribal members to embrace new opportunities and consider exploring the world of tennis or pursuing careers in the racket sports industry. With her remarkable journey and strong sense of identity, Dianna serves as an empowering figure, proving that diversity, equity, and inclusion can thrive in all spheres of life, including sports and career choices.