Dagny joined the tournament at its inception in 1984 and worked with Butch and Cliff Buchholz to develop and build what now, 30 years later, is the Miami Open. Everyone wore many hats through the early years, and Dagny did everything from sponsorship and ticket sales, to design of collateral materials, planning of hospitality, VIP events and more. As the tournament grew, she focused on sales and hospitality.
Dagny was raised and educated in Norway. She is married with 4 children and 7 grandchildren.