Deana is a graduate of Minnesota State University Mankato and earned her paralegal certification in 2003. She has been a member of the South Dakota Paralegal Association since 1997 and is a past Member of the Year award recipient. Deana has been active in SDPA serving as Secretary, National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Liaison, and several committees through the years.
Deana and her husband, Royce, have one daughter, Amanda. She enjoys weekend getaways and spending time with family and friends, yard work and being outdoors in the spring and summer months, as well as home décor/home improvement projects.