Dara is a 3rd generation Colorado native; she was born in Denver and grew up in Centennial. She graduated from Community College of Denver (CCD) with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene degree. While at CCD, she received the Proctor and Gamble  Preventive Dentistry Award.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and hanging out in the beautiful Colorado outdoors.  She and her husband, Brian, have a “mini me” 6 year-old daughter. When not playing air guitar or the kazoo, she loves to travel.