Born and raised in the greater Seattle area, Dayna brings 10 years of Pacific Northwest political experience to Hilltop.
Early in her career, Dayna joined a political fundraising firm where she worked on numerous high profile local, state, and federal campaigns including: King County Executive Dow Constantine; Governor Chris Gregoire; Congress members Jay Inslee and Suzan DelBene; and U.S. Senator Patty Murray.
When the senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Jim McDermott, was faced with redistricting and his first primary challenger in 20 years, he hired Dayna. She oversaw an aggressive fundraising and outreach campaign that helped the Congressman defeat his primary challenger by 65% and win the general election by 60 points.
Most recently, Dayna orchestrated press conferences, roundtables, field hearings and town halls while on the staff of U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell. She also acted as a liaison between the Senator and her constituents and represented the Senator throughout King County. Dayna’s experience on both the campaign and policy side of members of Congress gives her a unique perspective on issues that matter to Pacific Northwesterners.
Dayna has also worked on political initiatives and other issues close to heart in her beloved home state of Washington, including a successful stint as campaign manager for the Schools First! Seattle Public School levy campaign.
Dayna graduated from Linfield College with a B.A. in Communications. She and her husband live in West Seattle with their dog, O’Malley.