Dana has been in the hospitality industry for the past eight years. Creating the ultimate guest experience and working under pressure comes naturally to her. Dana fell in love with the wedding planning industry after helping a friend plan her wedding and has been doing weddings ever since. She's been a part of the RK Weddings & Events team since the beginning of 2020.
Dana is determined to bring dream weddings to life for the bride and groom, while taking all the stresses of planning off of their shoulders. She believes that the wedding is for the couple, so they should be able to completely enjoy their day.
In Dana's free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason, and daughter, Paisley and is currently planning her own dream wedding.
What is your hometown?
Small town Winthrop Harbor, IL. As far north in Illinois as you can go, just before you hit Wisconsin.
Where did you go to school?
Bryant and Stratton and Collin College for Elementary education and Event and Meeting Management.
What color makes you happy?
Anything neutral toned. I find it relaxing and clean.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Buying clothes for my daughter, Paisley! I will buy the same outfit in every single color if someone doesn't stop me.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"We got this!" or "Yay! Go Team!" -Mostly because I am very into teamwork and getting things done. Also, because I'm a very excitable person.
What are you currently drinking:
Iced Coffee! If I didn't have my own iced coffee machine, I'm pretty sure I could keep Starbucks open by myself.
Your quote to live by?
"We rise by lifting others.' -Robert Ingersoll
I love helping other people and boosting their confidence. It doesn't just make them feel good, it makes me feel good as well!
Favorite wedding moment?
The father daughter dance. I cry every single time. Watching the dads' tear up melts my heart, you can really see how much they care for their little girl.