A native of Oklahoma, Dana graduated from high school in Siloam Springs, Arkansas before moving to Joplin, Missouri. Dana attended Missouri Southern State University in Joplin where she earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Administration with an associate's degree in Law Enforcement. While at MSSU, she was a member and events coordinator for LEX. She later went on to obtain her paralegal certification from MSSU.
Dana has been working in the personal injury legal field for over 18 years. In her free time, Dana enjoys Oklahoma Sooner football, going to the lake, gardening, and spending time with her son, Shaun.