Dana is from Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Moore College of Art and Design in 2003 with a BFA in Education and BFA in 3-Dimensional Fine Arts. Shortly after, became a decorative painter and interior designer in the Baltimore, DC and Northern VA areas. Several years later job training introduced her to Arizona; Dana knew she wanted to live there. She decided to move in the fall 2013 to Phoenix and has been with Paint Nite and Yaymaker ever since.