Dara was born and raised just outside Green Bay, Wisconsin. She attended UW-Green Bay for two years before marrying her husband, Daniel, in 2009 and moving to Wichita. In 2013, Dara and Daniel adopted their son, Josiah. Dara currently homeschools Josiah and cares for their two cats and three chickens, in addition to working part-time for Exodus Church.
Dara enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, and taking road trips with her family. She loves reading books on early American history.