Dani and her husband Todd Niehus moved from Portland to McMinnville in 1991. They have four adult children, all of whom attended McMinnville High School and are living in Oregon, Washington, and Texas. Dani began her career in hospitality nearly 27 years ago, working for Jule Gradek at Sir Hinkleman’s Funnyduffer Restaurant and Catering. After taking some time off to raise her family, and a brief stint with the McMinnville School District, Dani started working for McMenamins company in 1996. As Hotel Oregon's property manager for the past four years, Dani has worked hard to create a welcoming and fun environment for locals and visitors from all across the globe. In 2017 Dani joined the Visit McMinnville board of directors, and has enjoyed learning about tourism and its impact on economic development in McMinnville and the communities of Yamhill County. She is a vocal advocate for the growth of McMinnville’s downtown, and has worked to build strong relationships with local business owners and city officials. When Dani is not at work, she enjoys traveling anywhere warm, and spending time with her family and friends.