Dana was born and raised in Watertown, SD where he was brought up around a family owned construction business that consisted of heavy earth-moving equipment, and also our fair share of snow removal in the winter months. He moved to the valley in January of 2003 where he completed a Turf Management program and started a career in golf at Moon Valley Country Club for the first 6 months. He then started here at the Country Club at DC Ranch in June of 2003 and has not looked back since. He is dedicated to the turf management field and also an active member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and also the local Superintendents chapter, Cactus and Pine. He is a proud husband to wife Colette, and loving father to 2 sons, Oliver and Everette. They enjoy hiking and playing most sports. They also enjoy going to cheer on the Arizona Coyotes hockey team.