My name is Dana Roberts, I am 29 and a proud Scorpio. Like any 90’s baby I love comics, cartoons, and outdoor family sports. I love Disney and all it’s magic, but mostly because I try to put a little Disney is everyone’s day. I live for my family, my beautiful baby boy DJ (7) and my Amazing husband JB (34) are my world and my foundation.
I have loved events and event planning since I was young as it was a bonding time with my own family. We did anything to make our community more fun and magical at every function we could. Naturally, when I began working retail I volunteered to be the event planner, and for 10 years I brought joy and wonder to our visitors. This lead me to meet the CWC family and I was hooked! Booked them for anything and everything I could, until I resigned to be a stay home Mom then joined the family myself.
I love to stay busy so I have many hobbies; things ranging from art of many mediums to crafts with felt and paper, sewing costumes and stuffed toys, knitting, dancing hula and tribal steps from my native heritage, to singing and performing. I love to swim and for 6 years I’ve been a mermaid teaching conservation of the rivers and oceans of the first coast. I LARP on Sundays with foam Fighters, and host tea parties with friends, have anime cook offs with roommates; anything to learn something new and have fun! But my favorite past time of all is simply finding a comfortable place to read a novel from Louisa May Alcott, my favorite author since I was a young girl.
Q & A
How did you learn of Costumers with a Cause?
Working with them as an event planner at Books-A-Million
What is/was your favorite experience with CWC and why?
The St. Augustine Christmas parade, it was such a magical time to see so many faces and interactions with the characters. It was my first big event as a costumer with a group I admired at our events.
Do you have a favorite superhero?
Flash, even in a time of crisis and hopelessness; he finds way to smile. Female: Faith aka Zephyr; thought shunned for her sized, and lack of experience she never gave up and built her own legacy to be a hero to her town and her people.
If you could cure any disease or disability, which would you cure?
Loneliness, no matter the struggle of medical or mental problems…being alone makes it worse and harder to fight. One friend, one person can make all the difference in the world for someone who is fighting to survive.
What hobbies do you have outside of CWC?
Mermaiding, to teach conservation of rivers and oceans, artist of many mediums, and LARPing with all my nerdy friends. The world is your oyster. You can go anywhere and do anything for as long as you’d like. Where would you go and what would you do? England to write stories and adventures to inspire generations after mine to believe in everything and explore it all.
Are there any causes or foundations that come close to your heart? No more homeless pets and veterans hospitals. Every pet I’ve ever owned was adopted and saved from a lonely life in a shelter or death because they were unwanted. NMHP makes sure that no pet is killed just because it takes a little longer to find their fur-ever home. The VA is terribly under funded for the amount of vets we have in Jax, this is my hometown and I’ve volunteered many times as a teen to help feed, clothe, or just spend time with the men and women who gave everything to this country; only to be left to wayside because of one reason or another.
Who are our real-life heroes?
Anyone who does the right thing no matter how hard or how the consequences play out. One random act of kindness can make a hero out of anyone.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
My best memories were times spent working in local events with my friends and family. My father often played Santa and we his elves, the tears and smiles of families and children always made me feel special with my family because we made their days just a bit more magical.