Dana’s childhood dream was to be a lawyer (or so she thought). Two years into law school she realized her true passion was human movement: motivating and helping others move efficiently and without pain.

Dana started CrossFit in 2010 at Jason Khalipa’s gym, CrossFit Santa Clara (now NorCal CrossFit). Six months later she earned her Level 1 and has never looked back. Before moving to the East Coast, Dana oversaw NorCal CrossFit Mountain View as the operator. She was also responsible for all things nutrition (seminars, challenges, and blogging). This passion for nutrition played a large part in Dana and her husband David’s decision to move back East to help care for the family farm in Carlisle.

Dana’s favorite part of CrossFit is first and foremost the community. Anytime you meet a CrossFitter you know they work hard and will be a ton of fun. It helps that CrossFit also serves as awesome preparation for mountain biking, horseback riding, dirt biking and, of course, farm chores.


  • BA, Philosophy UC Riverside
  • CrossFit Level 1 Cert
  • CrossFit Coaches Prep Course
  • CrossFit Movement & Mobility Certified
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
  • CrossFit Kids Certified
  • Certified Personal Trainer, International Sports Science Association
  • Holistic Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition