Dana Gulley

Dana Gulley
He / Him or They / Them
Bend, Oregon

Dana has spent the past five years working in support of new economies that center equity, justice, and the possibility of flourishing, diverse communities that function in harmony with thriving ecosystems. He is most proud of his podcast project, Decade of Courage, which created space for him to metabolize, unlearn and reimagine how to move towards being in right relationship with himself and his community.

Dana got their start facilitating diversity and inclusion trainings in 2008-09 while an undergraduate student at the University of Vermont where they volunteered with the LGBTQ+ student group, Free to Be, and New England’s largest gathering on transgender identities, issues and intersections: the Translating Identity Conference (TIC).

Dana spent his twenties focused on environmental issues ranging from clean water to energy efficiency, first through public service working in the Vermont State House and on Capitol Hill, then through community engagement and advocacy with the NY-based non-profit Riverkeeper. While working in New York’s Hudson Valley, Dana received mediation training through the Westchester Mediation Center in 2013. He is passionate about mediation as an empowering, dignified tool for self-determination, repair and healing. 

Dana is a member of the Central Oregon Trans Health Coalition and Central Oregon Community Action, Resources and Education for Schools (CARES). They were formerly an instructor in the Sustainable Innovation MBA program at the University of Vermont where they obtained their degree in 2017. They also serve as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources where they earned their B.S. in Environmental Studies in 2010. Dana enjoys swimming in lakes, biking and spending time with their partner, Anya and sweet pup, Juneau.