Dana is a project developer for Davey Resource Group, returning to the team after spending three years working with the Arbor Day Foundation managing the Alliance for Community Trees program in Lincoln, Nebraska. “My time with Arbor Day and working with Alliance for Community Trees members helped drive my belief that community forestry is increasingly critical to solving some of our biggest challenges in our cities and towns”, said Dana. While at Arbor Day, she had the opportunity to work with communities across the country in helping them plant trees and create excitement around how trees affect people and where they live. Similarly, she will be working with towns and cities throughout the US working to make an impact through managing their trees and natural resources.
Dana is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture Board of Directors and serves as the ISA representative to the Sustainable Urban Forestry Coalition. She also is a member of the Society of Municipal Arborists as well as the Utility Arborist Association. Additionally, she is the past president of the Western Chapter of the ISA, as well as the California Urban Forests Council. She frequently speaks on the roles that different entities play in communities, and in particular, the role and the impact that nonprofits and other entities have in community forestry.
Dana currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska but will be relocating to Texas in the near future to help DRG expand our footprint of environmental consulting services. Dana’s passion is helping Community Forestry programs advance their programs whether through a first time tree inventory project or creating a state-of-the-art Urban Forest Master Plan. She is also interested in working with developers, commercial clients and non-profits to meet all their environmental needs.
When Dana isn’t working with communities to better their community forests she enjoys gardening, sewing and quilting, hiking and rooting for the Oregon Ducks. She likes to travel and learn about new places as she lands in communities throughout the US.