Dinah was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she worked at Jane Boyd Community Center for several years and then taught and coached at all levels. For over twenty years she volunteered in youth ministry with high school and junior high students for the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa. She served on the Ambroz Arts Advisory Board for almost thirty years in various capacities and raised money to support the arts programs. She has also served on her family’s foundation for the Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation. She enjoys the arts and has traveled around the world seeing productions in London, Melbourne, Sydney, New York, and Chicago.