Get To Know The Team - Dana

Dana Epperson
Listing Coordinator

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What brought you to the Mark Siwiec Team?
My husband is a United States Marine and during his career, he is required to complete a special duty assignment. One of the choices was to spend the next 3 years as a recruiter and "unfortunately", this southern girl ended up in snowy Rochester, NY! Due to having to relocate from North Carolina to NY, I started looking for new job options and Mark Siwiec Team popped up! I actually had my first interview on my second full day in Rochester and knew during that interview that I wanted to work for the team because of the fun and positive atmosphere the team portrays.

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How many places have you lived? Which has been your favorite?
I was born and raised in a small town in Alabama, Roll Tide! I moved to Jacksonville, North Carolina with my husband where he was stationed at Camp Lejeune, and after 4 years we were relocated to Rochester, NY. I am hoping Rochester takes the spotlight as my favorite place I have lived, but this snow is making me miss the sunny beaches of Jacksonville, NC. Also, my favorite memory ever took place in NC when my husband met his baby daughter for the very first time after being in Afghanistan for 7 months. She was born a month before he came home, so I was able to witness the joy and love in his eyes when he held his tiny little girl. 

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Describe your dream vacation.
My dream vacation would be a trip to the UK. I majored in History at the University of Alabama and I especially love everything during the Tudor dynasty. So I would love to recreate history by visiting the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle and many many more places. 
 

Where can we find you when you're not at work?
I am a big family person so you will find me somewhere with my now 2-year old daughter, Addison or my husband. We love to be outdoors, so I am hoping to spend lots of time at Canandaigua lake or visiting the beach at Lake Ontario with our 2 pups. My golden retriever Charlie definitely needs the exercise from being cooped up this winter!

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What has been the highlight of the past 12 months?
My highlight of the past 12 months would be my daughter's 2nd birthday party that we had at the beach in NC. She absolutely adores anything to do with fish and sea animals, so I created an "Under the Sea" themed party for her. I had the most fun creating the fun foods and decorations, and Addison had the best time seeing everyone and playing in the water afterward.  Our family moves around so much due to being military that we have learned to truly appreciate the time we have together as a family when things are not so crazy, and her birthday was the last calm moment we had before our big move to NY.