Dana Gardella

Dana Gardella

House Mother

Dana is passionate about the Embrace mission to empower young women to thrive in their independence through consistent routine, mental health, relationships and adventure. She spent many years in the fashion industry and is also trained in Massage Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Esthetics and Nursing Assisting. She is currently working on her degree in Marriage and Family Studies.

Dana has raised four amazing human beings and is grandmother to six grandchildren. Her favorite name is “Mom” and she is proud to wear the title of House Mother on her name tag. In her spare time, Dana enjoys exploring in the wilderness with family, hiking, kayaking, camping and cooking.

Dana says, "Embrace is a sanctuary where we prepare and organize ourselves to thrive and move forward with courage and optimism."


Certifications and Achievements:

  • Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid