Dana Mate Dones
Employer and job title: The Mitten Brewing Co, Office Manager/Boss of Everything
2 truths and 1 lie: I love the smell of skunks. I cannot turn left. I'm an expert hula-hooper.
Do you consider yourself more of a cat person, dog person, or ferret person? Dog for sure! Ferrets are just stretched out rats. Cat's are acceptable sometimes, but only if they can act like dogs.
Tell us about your relationship with the West Side community: When I started working in the taproom at The Mitten as a bartender it was almost immediate obsession. I love the way the West Side is proud to be what it is. It's unique in so many ways, but the sense of community is unparalleled.
As a Mitten Foundation board member what skills or assets do you bring to the table? I believe I bring a focus on the people who are important to the success of this organization, namely the volunteers, donors, and dedicated board members.
Are there any other nonprofits you would like to shout out to? I am a sucker for a passion project which makes it hard to choose. To name a few, I love Carol's Ferals, A.S.K., The CTC, Kids Food Basket, and Safe Haven!