After working in retail and not-for-profit management for ten years, Deanna decided to go for her dream! In 2002, she created Bella’s Home-Baked Goods. 

A 1988 graduate, Deanna went on to get her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Marist College in 1992. 

Deanna is now the sole proprietor of Bella’s Home-Baked Goods, a mostly wholesale bakery that distributes to over 300 stores in the Hudson Valley,Westchester, Manhattan, and Fairfield County, Connecticut.  You can also find Bella’s online at

Deanna and her husband, Gary, whom also owns his own business, have two children that attend Our Lady of Lourdes, Gabrielle, class of 2017, and Adam, class of 2019.