DONNA CAMPO

NEW YORK

DONNA CAMPO

NEW YORK

I was born and brought up in a bakers family in Long Island, New York. We are a family of seven: my parents, me three older sisters and my younger brother. The school days offered me a lot to learn. Subjects like science, languages and history were of no particular interest to me. However, I always brought my music into school and would host our radio station as a DJ. If I wasn't in the radio station, you could find me in the art room. Although I was good at studies throughout my academic life, music, drawing, craft-work, etc., interested me the most. After graduating high school 6 months early with a major in art, I started working in Manhattan at Salsoul Records. College was never an option as my mother was a immigrant Italian who stopped schooling in the 9th grade and was a seamstress, so I was taught by example. My work and the Big Apple offered me immense exposure. Working hard and keeping a positive attitude are the qualities that help you when you are required to maintain a level-head in times of success and failure. These are the tools which help you overcome the toughest phases in life. My career was put on hold to marry and through 28 years mothered 2 daughters and a son. Through the years of raising my children my crafty ambition was eminent. I designed a children's clothing line and jewelry and sold New York region to retailers. I also purchased a special occasion boutique. I had the pleasure of selling and designing gowns for beautiful young lady's. I currently work for NAPW, which is a woman's network of empowerment. My job entails giving our members the opportunity for a VIP status. I have the opportunity to interview brilliant woman of all walks of life and within the time we speak I am often inspired by either their success or their hardships and determination to succeed. In the rare hours that I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my children, crafting, the gym, baking, cooking, music The Beatles and determined to win the next level of Candy Crush.