Dana Hansen has been on the leading edge of market trends, whether in retail real estate development or alternative energy and clean water solutions. As a partner or executive leader in a variety of real estate development companies, he created over $1 billion in value to stakeholders. He departed from the main stream of super regional mall development to embark on a 15 year career in the nascent lifestyle shopping center genre and was intimately involved in 20 projects across the USA. Eventually, he felt the pull towards more socially-conscious pursuits by founding an alternative energy and clean water development company.
He and his wife Linda Hansen founded Pure Light Foundation in July 2017 .
Linda received her PhD in Religious and Theological Studies in June, 2017 from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, following her earning a Masters Degree in Anthropology at the University of Denver.
As part of Linda's philanthropic outreach, she served on the executive board for the Southern California Committee for the Parliament of the World’s Religions, co-founded the Family Time Foundation in Denver, CO (following the Columbine High School tragedy) and more recently, co-founded the Pure Light Foundation. Additionally, she co-founded the highly anticipated annual interfaith-intercultural Christmas concert at the Los Angeles LDS Temple Visitor Center and St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. This event has drawn an estimated attendance of over 6,000 guests since its inception and built many bridges within LA's faith community.
She has been married to her husband, Dana for 35 years, is the mother of five
children and grandmother to nine children whom she calls the light of her life.
She is currently authoring three books.