They / Them / Theirs
Dana is on a mission to support new economic thinking that centers equity, justice, and the possibility of flourishing, diverse communities that function in harmony with thriving ecosystems. They currently support this vision through their strategy consulting practice, Third Peak Solutions and their podcast project, Decade of Courage.
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 their 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. They are passionate about mediation as an empowering, dignified tool for self-determination and conflict resolution.
Dana is a part-time lecturer 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. They regularly volunteer at The Giving Plate, a non-denominational food relief program based in Bend. Dana enjoys nothing more than getting outdoors with their partner, Anya and rescue pup, Juneau.