Initially a specialist in alpine ski racing, Dana – aka Girl Reporter – has been a sports writer for over 20 years. Based in the south shore of always-inspiring Lake Tahoe, she has branched out over the years to cover resorts and recreation, sports gear reviews, water skiing, cycling, area museums, real estate, concerts and sports personalities.

Interviews have included Jonny Moseley, Tommy Moe, Glen Plake, Tamara McKinney, Hermann Maier and Bernhard Russi (look it up!). Concert reviews include Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks and Sir Elton John.

With 17 years experience as a professional ski instructor and coach, plus stints as rep for ski and boot manufacturers and owning her own sports store, Dana has well-rounded expertise in many areas of recreation. She has spent many years as a ski boot-fitter and ski sales expert and tuner; plus the added little extras of action ski model and stunt double for TV and working on advisory boards for various ski companies.

Photos and/or articles have been published in:

Ski Racing, SKI, Powder, Ski Presse, Moto X, Velo News, Montana, Flathead Living, Tahoe Quarterly, Ski Lake Tahoe, Ski Tahoe, Vail Resorts, Sierra Ski Times, Kirkwood Times, Lake Tahoe Entertainer,, and the Tahoe Daily Tribune; plus Reuters News Service, covering alpine, freestyle and snowboard World Cup events, with stories sent throughout race-addicted Europe

As an editor, she has worked most with the AP Style Guide, and gleans great joy finding typos and punctuation problems.