After receiving her law degree from Santa Clara University in 2001, Dana began her legal career in the Bay Area with a focus on civil/business litigation, medical malpractice defense, and transactions. Dana has lived with her husband Patrick in Orange County since 2004, and has worked at various local law firms including Bonne Bridges, Beam Brobeck, Theodora Oringher, and ultimately with Patrick at his business/real estate law firm. Dana eventually followed in the footsteps of the Strader Family by pursuing a second career in real estate. Her education, knowledge and experience make her a valuable and trusted resource for her clients.
Dana's devotion to her community is evident in her active involvement in various local philanthropies and non-profit organizations. Dana is a strong supporter and fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County (CASA), a non-profit that provides advocates and mentors for abused, neglected and abandoned children in the foster care system. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Friends of CASA (FOCASA) Auxiliary. An avid fan of the arts, Dana also serves as Finance Director for the Segerstrom Center’s Avenue to the Arts support program. Dana also currently serves as the President of the Advisory School Board at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic School in Newport Beach. She served as PTO President for 3 years, as well as on the Executive Committee for the school’s $10.5 million Cornerstone Capital Campaign.
Dana and her family live in Newport Beach, and she can often be found with Patrick on the sidelines of a lacrosse or football field cheering on their two sons. She loves long walks, playing pickleball, cardio boxing, crafting and decorating, entertaining and enjoying meals with friends and family at OC's best restaurants.