Getting to Know . . . Diana Kessler

Diana is the newest member to the Diablo Trust, although really she’s returning to the fold, as the oldest Metzger sibling. For the last 30 years, Diana and her husband Alan managed the Orme Ranch. She is excited to continue her land management passions back at her childhood home.

Born in:

Evanston, Indiana

Childhood Hero:

Patsy Cline

Current Hero:

Wendell Berry


Quilting, being with cattle

Favorite College Class:


Favorite Western:

“The Rounders”

Favorite Western-Wear:


Favorite Ranch Recipe:

Mom’s stew

Books You Recently Enjoyed:

“1491” by Charles Mann, “Killing Patton” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Fondest Outdoor Memory:

Stumbling upon loads of ladybugs on Hutch Mountain (around age 6 or 7)

Currently Unrealized Life Dream:

A contiguous biodiverse landscape, to educate and exemplify a healthy, stable ecoregion

Favorite Quotation:

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi