A lifetime resident of the Evanston, Dana attended University of Kansas where she majored in sociology and art. She then went on to attend the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, California where she earned the degree of Graduate Jeweler. That is where Dana became aware of Sotheby's and their auctions and had an instant appreciation of the company. After marriage and family she became a Realtor. With her jewelry experience, and an eye for design and color it is easy for Dana to see that some houses are 'a diamond in the rough' while other houses are Crown Jewels! Since 2001, she has enjoyed helping people find not just houses, but a place to call home.