Dana is a very unique individual who has a diverse background. She is energetic, hard working and enthusiastic. She always has a positive attitude and can handle fast paced transactions. She is caring and loyal to her clients. She knows her marketplace and is aggressive in finding off the market properties in times of low inventory. dana is a certified green realtor and very knowledgeable regarding energy issues, she is also well versed in social media, latest marketing efforts for promoting real estate on internet.Dana has lived in both Portola Valley, Woodside and Atherton for over 27 years. She is a single mother of two sons, Derek and Dylan. An avid equestrian and a member of the Woodside Trails Committee, Dana is extremely knowledgeable about country and horse properties. She has built a home in the Blue Oaks subdivision and understands the regulations and capacities of building and remodeling in her markets’ communities.
Dana was a clothing designer prior to becoming a real estate agent and owned her own design firm for nearly twenty years, Dax & Coe. She has designed clothing for Adidas, Macys,Saks Fifth Avenue, Target and numerous retailers throughout the US and Canada. This design ability is helpful in real estate. She can quickly determine a clients' style and find the perfect home for them. Dana imported her designs from the Far East both through her own Hong Kong office and through trade agents. When possible, she also manufactured within the US. This experience has been invaluable in terms of her negotiating skills, attention to detail and being able to work with a wide variety of people.
Dana is also the cofounder of the Until There's a Cure Foundation, which distributes the AIDS bracelet and has raised millions for AIDS prevention, education and vaccine development. This grassroots organization teamed up with the San Francisco Giants to hold the first ever AIDS awareness event by a major sports franchise. The foundation, with Dana's direction, also coordinated events throughout the country with other teams, singers and celebrities. The foundation has had a major impact on the AIDS community and was the initial funder for two important AIDS vaccine foundations, the International Aids Vaccine Initiative and the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, both of which are now funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.