Dena has been a Court Appointed Special Advocate (“CASA”) for many years and is a Court Liaison in Placer County for children whose families are making their first court appearance. As an entrepreneur, she founded a unique chain of mobile hair cutting salons serving high tech campuses. She was the Membership Director for the Sacramento YMCA and worked for many years in the medical device industry. She bakes for Cakes for Kids, serving foster youth, is a Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish and served as branch president for her local Kiwanis club. She is passionate about working with kids in the foster system and remains in contact with many of her former CASA cases.