Dena joined the AIC in 2003 and received her CRA designation in 2007. She currently operates her residential appraisal firm, Advantage Valuation, in Calgary and surrounding area. Dena has completed a wide range of residential valuations (including vacant land, leasehold properties, and country residential acreages), with a focused specialization in relocation appraisals. She has also testified as an Expert Witness before the City of Calgary Assessment Appeal Board and the Municipal Government Board. Dena has volunteered for the Calgary MLC from 2009 to 2016, the Alberta Board of Directors since 2012, and has now joined the National Board of Directors in 2019. Prior to the appraisal industry, Dena spent 10 years as a Legal Assistant, primarily in the areas of real estate, foreclosures and litigation.