Donna Sowder comes from a close-knit family. The love she learned and felt from her family would become a rock upon which she would always be able to stand strong. From her earliest days in Arizona and Colorado, she was always a people person. She made friends with nearly everyone she met, often bringing new friends home for her family to meet. She watched her mother and grandmother take care of people and knew that she wanted to do that too.
After high school, she became a mother. As many young people do, she moved away from her family. Unfortunately, she soon found herself struggling with addiction and a toxic relationship. When the state took away her son, she decided to change her life so she and he could have a brighter future. She have been happily married for nearly twenty years.
She attended Bryman College in New Orleans where she earned her certification as a dental assistant. Opportunities opened up for her immediately with her newfound professional skills. Coupled with her people skills, she soon became invaluable to both the dentists she assisted and the patients she served.
Donna is a lifelong learner. Hungry to add new skills to her repertoire, she soon added a certification for expanded duties in dental assistance, and later a certification in sedation monitoring. She has also provided instructional assistance for many esthetic-smile-design, implant, extraction, and endodontic courses. In addition, because she is a team player, she has also developed expertise in the front-office responsibilities in a dental office.
She has a gift for taking care of people, for loving people struggling with difficult and uncomfortable situations. Her desire to help others has brought her to Believers and Achievers, where she takes what she has learned so far and helps others on their journey to discover their passion