Dana Edwards grew up in the Valley of the Sun living in Mesa and Phoenix. He is the owner of Cheyava Consulting which specializes in software development, technical consulting and project management. He has over 20 years experience in Engineering Management working for Honeywell, Arizona Public Service, Wells Fargo, Zounds Hearing and Exponent. Dana has BSE in Computer Systems Engineering and an MBA degree from Arizona State University. The Grand Canyon Council of the Boy Scouts of America recognized Dana with the Silver Beaver award for distinguished service. He serves on the Non-Profit Boards of Mental Health Superheroes as well as Andy Hull’s Sunshine Foundation. Dana enjoys mentoring, hiking, cycling and building fun computer controlled creations.
Dana is happily married to Pam Edwards and together have 4 amazing children and two outstanding son-in-laws. Because the loss of their youngest son Ryan to suicide in 2014 they have become advocates of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. He has recently completed Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults Assisting Young People. “Although this event has changed our lives forever, it does not define our son or our family – there is always hope.”