In today’s edition: 30 Under 40

Published 10:15 am Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dana Smerud

Age: 30

Family: Husband, Jon; children Taylor, Rylan and Marley

Dana Smerud

Dana Smerud

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City: Hayward

Livelihood: mother, wife, volunteer, student and business owner at Shear Edge Salon in Albert Lea


What was your favorite band/musical group growing up?

Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beatles and Sublime.


What were your favorite and least favorite school subjects?

Favorite was English. Least favorite was math.


If you had the chance to visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Australia, so I can listen to everyone’s accents.


What did you want to be when you grew up?

A race car driver, but a helmet would never do justice for these curly locks.


If you could own any animal as a pet, what animal would it be and why?

A koala bear because they sleep a lot. It would be the easiest pet ever.

What is your favorite pizza topping (or toppings)?

Pepperoni and mushrooms.


What community groups are you involved in?

The Hayward Fire Department and I recently joined American Red Cross.


What is your favorite thing about Albert Lea?

That my family lives here.


What is one of your favorite pieces of advice that you’ve received?

Work smart, not hard.


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