With her can-do spirit, Donna Gray drives admissions at the trucking academy she owns with her husband Charlie. Donna and her family have traveled to Kenya to provide support to orphans of the AIDS epidemic, and her desire to help others also extends to her menagerie of rescued pets. Through it all, Donna radiates inner beauty. (Although we think her daily use of DHC White Sunscreen has something to do with it too!)
Women behind the wheel
Women make great drivers; they are highly trainable and typically are very safe. Their numbers in the transportation workforce are climbing.
Helping orphans of the AIDS epidemic
Everyone can help, even without traveling to Africa. Malaria remains the No. 1 cause of death on the continent. A lifesaving mosquito net costs $9: That’s less than what some of us spend on coffee in a week.
My husband and I love English bulldogs and have welcomed three rescues into our home over the years. Our current bulldog, Preacher, suffers from a medical condition. These dogs are so comical because of their silly expressions! We also have an 11-year-old rescued Jack Russell terrier and a very fit boxer, who is my jogging companion.
Why skincare is important
A dedicated effort to skincare is important to achieve a great canvas for the minimal makeup products I choose to use.
Best skincare advice
On feeling beautiful in your own skin
Use sunscreen every day: Winter, spring, summer and fall. Many women think they should only use sunscreen when they may have more exposure to the sun. I have used facial sunscreen daily for 15 years. I am convinced it is the most important anti-aging cream in a bottle. Second-most- important tip: Don’t forget your neck!
Embrace where you are now. It’s not about looking 20 when you’re 50. When I meet up with someone from my past, I like to hear "Wow, you have changed!" I like to think I no longer look like I did in high school.
More about Donna
Do you speak any other languages?
I studied French for many years but now can barely order a croissant.
Favorite TV show and why.
My favorite television program is “The Big Bang Theory.” I adore Sheldon Cooper! I think this comedy is particularly funny to women, because we’ve probably all known a Sheldon, Leonard, Howard or Raj somewhere along the way.
What makes DHC different?
The products I use are gentle to my skin and give me the natural-looking results that I want to achieve. I love the fact that I can order samples and try new products risk-free.