Dana BlavatAugust 23, 2016
Assistant to the Head of School and Admissions Director
Dana was born and raised in Shoreline WA, north of Seattle. She moved to Los Angeles in 1978 and soon began a career in banking. After completing her assignment as a Vice President at Home Savings of America in mergers and acquisitions, Dana followed her sister to Sedona in 1996. Working in tourism in Uptown Sedona for 5 years, Dana joined VVS in early 2002.
Dana started working at VVS as a bookkeeper, and has also worked in the Admission, Development, Advancement and Alumni Offices. Additionally, she managed summer programs and rentals for a number of years, and worked for the Board of Trustees as Clerk of the Board. Now, Dana serves VVS as its Office Manager and Registrar.
Dana completed her Master Gardener studies in 2003 from the University of Arizona, culminating in her graduation project at the Oak Creek Country Club in Sedona. The Cancer Garden, planted in honor of those that have had cancer touch their lives, has been adopted by the Women’s Club and has become a highlight of this beautiful course. In addition to gardening, Dana is an avid quilter and spends as much time as possible with her wife and pets in their home in Lake Montezuma. During football season, you’ll find Dana in front of the television, cheering on her Seattle Seahawks.