Dana is originally from Chattanooga where she attended the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga on a volleyball scholarship. She finished her degree and graduated from Columbus State University with a B.S. in Health Science. After serving as a counselor for troubled teens, Dana left counseling to start a family of 3 children, with her husband and settled in the middle Tennessee area. In 2019 Dana joined Animal Ark where she is passionate about the care of the clients and their pets and she enjoys being a part of a team that mirrors her beliefs. In her free time she loves riding around her farm on the side-by-side with her husband, knitting baby hats and blankets and enjoying a good book. Dana has 3 dogs and 3 cats that she adores.