Dara graduated from Hartwick College with a BA in 1996 then decided to pursue a career in nursing. She obtained her RN at Massachusetts Bay Community College in 2003. She worked at Norwood Hospital in Massachusetts on a Medical Telemetry floor gaining 5 years of experience before transitioning to home health. She has a wide range of knowledge from early adults to the elderly, specializing in disease prevention education. She has expanded her knowledge to include functional medicine through a year-long certification program. Dara lives with her husband, Adam, 2 children, and 4 dogs. She has a passion for healthy living and enjoys new adventures, nature, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.