Born in 1972, Donella Tom Zacarias Nampeyo is a daughter of Jean Sahmie and granddaughter of Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo. She began producing pottery around 1990. For a while she was known as "Donella Tom," then as "Donella Zacarias." These days she signs her works as "Popovi." She also lives in Tucson, where her mother is living now, too.