Dana grew up in Los Angeles, CA, near the heart of Hollywood and filmmaking capital of the world. Surrounded by the influence of the industry, Dana had always loved the art of storytelling, and knew that she’d one day combine her love for telling a good story with her passion for filmmaking. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Communications, working as an intern for Fox News, Fox Sports, MTV, and Montecito Picture Company and Director Ivan Reitman. Since 2004, Dana has been working as a freelance Field Producer and Writer on shows like Design on A Dime for HGTV and Dancing With the Stars on ABC. She has also produced original content for NBC, TLC, DIY, The Food Network, Biography, Investigation Discovery, and more. Dana founded Heartfelt Productions in 2009 with Sarah with the vision of telling stories with heart, and creating positive, uplifting content to inspire women everywhere. The Empowerment Project marks the pursuit of her and Sarah’s dream in keeping with their commitment to showcase strong females on film.