About Dana -  


With my blend of administrative assistant/coordinator and writing experience, I offer a unique and professional perspective to any project! I have 23 plus years as an administrative professional in the education and non-profit fields. During my personal and professional career and education experience, I have developed skills I would value and appreciate sharing with your students or employees.

I can help develop communications plans, handbooks, professional development topics, evaluation outlines, and more. I have dedicated time and additional research to hone in on my presentation skills and learn more about the education system including Missouri Learning Standards.

For additional services and resume tips, career articles, and interviewing tips, please visit mysuccess encourager blog.


Over the past 23 plus years, while working as a professional assistant and coordinator, I have published career and creative articles, product descriptions, professional business writing, provided resume and editing services, been an active interview committee member, volunteered my writing skills to the Girl Scout magazine & award bio descriptions, staff senate chair, written 'one-liners' for a restaurant app, and presented motivational and professional development topics to students and employees.

I have also written dozens of short stories (published a few too!), outlined and drafted novels, children's' stories, scripts and other fiction. I enjoy researching professionally and adding my unique creativity to various writing requests!

I have attended writing conferences, and professional conferences, completed writing and business courses, read numerous books and articles about the education system, writing, and business, subscribed to countless newsletters and blogs, and talked with other authors, educators, students, and business owners.

Even after 25 plus years of filling notebooks with my words, and learning from others, I know I will continue seeking and learning.   

What's new?

  • I've expanded my love of vintage typewriters and wax seals and it is one of my favorite creative outlets

  • I am in current edit mode for a few ebooks, two novels, and some new web content! 

  • Now Available- the Enrichment version of 'A Year in the Life of...' Goal-setting and focused planner

  • I'm finishing my second draft of four children's stories, learning Adobe Illustrator, loving Adobe Spark, blogging, being inspired and creative as often as possible, editing Purified Revenge, and baking as often as I can!

  • Planning our tiny home build and exploring weekend van life!

Additional Facts

I have a surplus of ideas floating around in my head on any given day. I know my knack for adding pure emotion to my own writing is a gift from God.

I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, sister to the best sister ever, aunt to the most amazing nephew, daughter of a muse, lover of coffee, thrift stores, The Twilight Zone, and books. I am inspired by those living their dream even if their primary focus is on daily tasks and commitments...they still find time for their dreams.

Encourager, author, daydreamer, knowledge seeker, presenter...