Dana was born in Patea and grew up in Kawerau, Bay of Plenty. She lives in Lower Hutt with her husband Mark and their two sons. Dana has many years of experience of working and teaching in Web Development. The beginning of her career started when she was a stay at home mum, she taught herself to code, started a business, took on contracting roles and taught at institutions and schools. Dana is now a highly sought after Front-end Developer and works for tech company, Abletech in Wellington.