Dana Martin

Dana Martin owned and managed Talladega Frights in Bakersfield, Calif., and The Raven's Gate Haunted Attraction near Fresno, Calif., both professional, for-profit, multi-event haunted attractions for 8 years until taking a break to pursue her newest adventure, Schoolhouse Escapes. After receiving her bachelor's degree, Martin accepted a job as a magazine editor, which led to an assignment covering the haunt in her hometown and to writing haunted backstories for professional attractions. She became hooked. Since that time, she has trained over 500 volunteer and paid actors, written dozens of backstories, and has developed a non-profit youth enrichment program called S.C.R.E.A.M. (Students Creating Real Entrepreneurial Adventure & Mentors) to provide professional skills and employment opportunities for high school students. She can be reached at Dana@SchoolhouseEscapes.com.