Dash is a Tulsa native with deep ties to the community. He attended high school at Union High School (UHS) and was an outstanding all-state basketball player; and led the UHS team in scoring in the state championship tournament, when UHS won its first-ever state basketball championship. Upon graduation from UHS, Dash passed up many basketball scholarship opportunities to focus on long-term goals, which placed education at the forefront.

Dash matriculated at Oral Roberts University for his undergraduate degree and served the accounting society as the treasurer thereof. Also, while at ORU, Dash was in the fast-track program for the Master of Business Administration, and served as the executive vice president of the graduate business association. During matriculation at Oral Roberts University, Dash accepted an offer from Grant Thornton to work as a financial statement auditor.

Dash audited the financial statements of public and private companies during his tenure at Grant Thornton; also, he passed the Certified Public Accountant Exam within the first year of employment. Although Dash enjoyed the variety of industries that he was exposed to in public accounting, he knew the time was right to shift from the professional world back to academia to obtain a Juris Doctorate degree.

Dash obtained his Juris Doctorate from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. During this time, he served on the Journal of Global Justice & Public Policy; and was known for and in fact received a good-humored award from the journal, vis-à-vis editing, as “most likely to attack a dubious comma.”

Dash is heavily involved in the community, and the following have been some of the ways: Board of Directors at Harvest House; pro bono attorney for Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.; Associate Board of Directors at Domestic Violence Intervention Services; Treasurer of the Financial Planning Association of Tulsa.

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