A proficient and savvy member of the team, Dana incorporates 11 years of real estate experience to Susan Burns Associates. She was originally born in San Diego, but moved to Santa Barbara 20 years ago to attend the University of California, Santa Barbara. Here she received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and proceeded to work for eleven years after graduation in the Public Works Department. The dynamic and multi-dimensional quality of working for the County of Santa Barbara has provided valuable experience she has been able to bring into the world of real estate.
Her expert ability to handle complex contract negotiations and balance the needs of clients has won Dana considerable recognition over the years. In 2012, she was recognized by the Regional Vice President of Coldwell Banker, Jamie Durian, for her outstanding accomplishments despite the challenging housing market. That same year and again in 2014, she was admitted into the International President’s Circle in honor of her outstanding achievements in Montecito, and in 2013, she was included in the International President’s Elite. Just this year, Dana made the NRT Top 1,000 Sales Associates for the first and second quarter of 2015 as she stands in the top 2% of all NRT’s over 45,000 sales associates in the United States. Her hard work, talent, and dedicated service continue to be recognized and distinguished on a local and national level, setting her in a place of outstanding leadership and responsibility in her field.
Dana loves the Santa Barbara lifestyle. She came to the area hooked on surfing and continues to spend time hiking outdoors. She is celebrates life with her husband of over 10 years and balances her time between work and her three young children. Dana takes pride in her work and strives to share the love of family and home with those wishing to settle in the Santa Barbara area.