Dana was born and raised in Washington State. After graduating from Aberdeen High School, he served a two-year mission in the Dominican Republic, where he learned Spanish.
He has made his home in the Yakima Valley since 2010. While attending Texas Tech School of Law, Dana worked as a judicial extern for Chief Justice Brian Quinn of the Seventh Court of Appeals in Texas, and a judicial clerk for the Honorable Ruben Reyes of the 72nd District Court of Texas. In addition to being a licensed attorney, Dana is a registered nurse and has worked in the local Emergency Department. Outside of work, Dana enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Kelli, and their two children, Clark and Charlotte.