Troy Dana

Troy Dana

Designated Broker
Licensed in WA, AK

Troy has enjoyed thirty years of selling land in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest. He is the former President/CEO of Hodges Gilliam & Dana and now leads Washington and Alaska for Fay Ranches. Troy is also a Board Member of the Fay Ranches Community Foundation. Prior to embarking on his real estate career, Troy was a USCG Licensed captain of tug boats operating on the Yukon River and coastal Alaska from the Arctic Ocean to Prince William Sound.

Troy specializes in natural resource real estate transactions, conservation, lodges, recreational land, farms, and ranches in Washington and Alaska. Troy is the author of a white paper on carbon sequestration and forestland in the Pacific Northwest. Now with closings approaching two hundred thousand acres throughout the Pacific Northwest, Troy regards complex transactions such as conservation easement sales and land exchanges from one thousand to twenty thousand acres as some of his more significant projects over his career.

Troy was approved by the Washington State Bar and the Department of Licensing to teach Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Real Estate Education in matters regarding timber real estate sales and other specialty forest products.



Troy is the very proud father of his only child, Jessica, and husband of Pamela, his wife of thirty years (they met on the school bus!). Troy is an avid outdoorsman. As a former Tow/Tug Boat Captain in Alaska, Troy has seen first-hand the impacts of climate change. When Troy has some spare time, his hobbies include taking Beaux for rides in the Ranger and custom woodworking.

Washington Office
10548 Carney Dr. SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Alaska Office
721 Depot Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99504

Testimonials for Troy Dana

I came to know Troy at the end of 2019 and he has since then become my Real Estate Broker for the sale of properties I own. I have worked with and hired many Real Estate Agents over the years and Troy supersedes them in all aspects. Troy investigates and researches all aspects of your property to formulate the best and most valuable plan in bringing your property to the Market and therefore presents the best and honest Sales Contract. He works, seeks out, and questions any and all important agencies that may benefit in the process. He has worked successfully with large Timber Companies, such as Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc., to complete complicated sales. He is persistent, relentless and patient in the process. Troy Dana always finds a way to solve negotiating problems that inevitably arise in large land sales. Troy Dana presents himself professionally, well versed in knowledge of all aspects of large land sales. Troy Dana is always immediately available. When Troy Dana is working for you he goes the extra 2 miles!
— Dr. William E. Barnett | June 2020
Troy Dana worked tirelessly for me to accomplish the sale of part of my 1,739 Acre Ranch in Tenino, Washington. [This property is a] 52 Acre, 43 building Equestrian Center with mostly older buildings, built in the 50's & 60's. The Equine Estate market is lower demand in today’s market. [The buyer] required a lot of Troy's time - months to put the deal together. There were many ups and downs and buyer fatigue, but Troy always found a way to keep the buyer at the table. To give you one example: Towards the end of the battle there was a one month negotiated easement agreement between the Buyer, Conservation fund/WDFW, myself and 3 Attorneys to reach an agreement we all would accept. Only Troy could have navigated this impossible task but he did with maybe a few more grey hairs. To sum it up, Troy has exceptional understanding of complicated [Real Estate] situations, contemplates deeply on how to resolve problems and defects that always arise and always keeps his cool and professional posture.
— Dr. William E. Barnett | September 2020
I recently had the pleasure of working with Troy Dana and Paul Valentine of Fay Ranches. They were both excellent to work with. Throughout the transaction they maintained open communication, were approachable, prompt and consistently kept us up to date with what was going on. There were several moving parts and different parties involved, which at times made it quite challenging. However, with Troy and Paul’s knowledge and expertise, they handled the transaction with ease. They were able to navigate and guide all involved, while keeping the bigger picture, and end goal in mind. They genuinely listened to our needs and addressed each and every one of them. Consistently reassuring us our voice was being heard. I admired their positive outlook and honest disposition, but was most impressed with how they were able to creatively resolve issues to ensure all parties were satisfied and relentlessly worked to get this deal closed. I look forward to working with them again in the future!
— Nikki Westman, Broker | October 2020
I have worked with Agent Troy Dana on many transactions, from the simple to the highly complicated and fraught. Troy does not waste time or belabor unnecessary points, allowing transactions to be as straightforward and efficient as possible. However, Troy also does not fail to engage in transaction details and complications when necessary, always with the goal of getting the best deal for his client in the end. He is aggressive and tireless in his service to his customers. I highly recommend Troy Dana for any real estate transaction up to and including the most complex.
— Ben Cushman, Attorney | October 2020
We were incredibly fortunate to list our remote Southeast Alaska property with Fay Ranches. I can’t imagine anyone else doing such an excellent job of marketing it to the right clientele and bringing a complicated sale to completion. Right away, Troy Dana understood what was unique — and in several ways challenging — about our family retreat and the kind of buyers to whom it would be appealing. We listed with Fay in the dead of winter, so a trip to take professional drone and video footage wasn’t possible. Undeterred, Fay’s team turned family photos into a beautiful slide presentation and narrative that captured the special character of a former cannery site with early 1900s buildings we renovated to enjoy with family and friends. Troy has spent a lot of time in Southeast Alaska, and his first-hand knowledge and enthusiasm about the area helped cement the interest of two parties who made offers. Throughout the negotiations, Troy’s advice was spot on. His experience selling properties with environmental considerations and associated businesses was invaluable. His sensitivity to the concerns of both our family and the prospective buyers helped us quickly resolve issues. He was always reassuring that we would work through the toughest problems, including some significant structural damage that occurred during the inspection period. I wholeheartedly recommend Fay Ranches and Troy Dana in particular. I was mentally prepared for the sale to take two or three years; instead, it was completed for an excellent price in eight months. This was our family gathering place for forty years, and we lived there six months a year for the last 15. So it’s especially gratifying that Fay found buyers who are just the right fit for the place we loved.
— A. McConnell, Seller | August 2022

21 Active Properties Listed by Troy Dana

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McWilliams Gold Claim

Talkeetna, Alaska

This Alaska Gold Claim offers the opportunity to own a piece of Alaska Gold Rush history with investment potential from the patented mineral rights. The ownership includes 41 gold claims along the Chunilna and John’s Rivers. Located 34± miles N/NE of Talkeetna, the property offers breathtaking views of Talkeetna and Denali Mountain ranges. With more annual snowfall than in Vail, CO, winter activities are countless, and summertime outdoor activities provide the authentic Alaskan experience.

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Woodchopper Gold Claim

Circle, Alaska

This Alaska gold claim offers an opportunity to own a piece of Alaska gold mining history as with income potential from the gold mining claims. Woodchopper Creek is an inholding in the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve of fee lands and mineral rights only. The ownership includes 15 patented claims and 37 unpatented claims along Woodchopper Creek, a tributary of the upper Yukon River between the towns of Circle and Eagle, Alaska.

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Eye of the Grizzly Luxury Retreat

Chilko Lake, British Columbia

This estate isn’t just a retreat; it’s a self-sufficient, off-the-grid sanctuary that harmonizes with the environment & offers the grounds to create a family legacy. With a main house, four other residences, a bunk house, and three apartment suites, and so much more, this luxury retreat is exquisite. Nearby Chilko Lake is magestic with the surrounding glacier-topped mountains. The Chilko supports all wildlife known to exist in the British Columbia interior and is a great spot to view grizzlies.

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Passage Island

Seldovia, Alaska

Seller Financing Available! Located in the inlet of Port Graham, Cook Inlet, 20 & 22 nautical miles, Passage Island is southwest of the Homer Spit, with scenic views of Cook Inlet, the Aleutian Mountain Range, and Mount Saint Augustine, just over 44± acres. Accessible by float plane, boat, or helicopter (at low tide), this private island offers a one-of-a-kind Alaska landowner experience. Passage Island is suitable for a deep-water dock or moorage.

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Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge

King Salmon, Alaska

Otis the Fat Bear would agree that this Alaska property, perched on the banks of the Naknek River, is a spectacular first-class luxury lodge. It’s the gateway to most of Southwest Alaska’s pristine wilderness experiences, from fishing to bear-watching to back trail ATV adventures. With a world-class fishery, incredible hunting, eco-tourism, breathtaking scenery, and minutes from a modern commercial airport. This investment opportunity is priced to sell and has lots of room to grow.

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Goodnoe Station Vineyards

Goldendale, Washington

Nestled in the heart of Washington’s wine country, this vineyard graces the southwesterly bluffs of Goodnoe Hills, offering captivating views of the Columbia River Gorge. This prime location is flanked by the Olympic and Cascade Mountain Ranges and bordered by the Columbia River, allowing Goodnoe Station Vineyards to cultivate grapes of exceptional character and complexity. Goodnoe Station Vineyards shares the latitude of 46° North with the finest French and Italian vintners in the world.

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Schultz Farms

Delta Junction, Alaska

This Alaska offering for sale is a turn-key farm operation with a full line of equipment just 20 miles east of Delta Junction, with a hard surface road with 3-phase power. Crops include canola, barley, hay, and grass seed. The perimeter is fenced, and field roads have been added to help with moving fully loaded trucks in and out. The property includes a heated shop, a Quonset building, an insulated shop, two generators, 60,000 bushels grain storage, two grain dryers, and four wells.

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Chewack River Ranch

Winthrop, Washington

Located just north of Winthrop, Washington, the Chewack River Ranch offers the opportunity to run your cattle ranch, farm your acreage, and produce income off the many amenities this ranch has to offer. About 15 miles up the road is the world-renowned Pasayten Wilderness, known for its beautiful mountain peaks, wild rivers, rugged wilderness, and extensive hiking and horseback riding trails. There is so much beauty wrapped into one property that you won’t want to miss out on this ranch.

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Stormy Lodge

Entiat, Washington

The Stormy Lodge is the epitome of tranquility, craftsmanship, and paradise, wrapped into one beautiful lodge. The custom craftsmanship, hand-picked, custom furnishings and appliances, and immaculate landscaping all top off this listing. With over 2,900 feet of Entiat River frontage, the peaceful sound of water and songbirds will help you unwind at the end of any day. Located in the heart of central Washington, you can enjoy recreation, wineries, fishing, hunting, and entertainment, all nearby.

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High Vista

Nikiski, Alaska

Located outside of Nikiski, acres of large tract land perched above the Cook Inlet have expansive views of snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, and miles of gravel and boulder beaches. Composed of a diverse landscape of ponds, meadows, and a natural tapestry of flora, it’s easily accessible by plane using the private FAA-registered gravel airstrip or by car via Anchorage or Kenai. Surrounded by state-owned land, it’s excellent for hunting, building infrastructure, and outdoor recreational activities.

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Entiat Mesa Ranch

Entiat, Washington

Located only a few miles up the hill west of Entiat, this Washington ranch is a peaceful paradise ready to be explored. With many building sites, establish your once-in-a-lifetime ranch or getaway property. Endless hunting and recreational options, access to a world-class fishery on the Columbia River, and entertainment options are nearby. The endless views create the perfect location for the outdoor enthusiast in the upper Columbia River basin.

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Wood River Lodge

Denali, Alaska

Step back in time and experience the most incredible backcountry in the Alaskan Range. Dating back to 1898, this lodge has a rich history and features over 30 structures. Nestled between Mt. Anderson and the Wood River, the lodge is approximately 28 air miles northeast of Denali National Park and Preserve. With multiple income opportunities and proximity to Denali, it’s easy for visitors to fly in and stay for a few nights. Come see it for yourself and enjoy the outdoors uninhibited by crowds.

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Northwoods Lodge

Skwentna, Alaska

Skwentna and Fish Lakes Creek offer unparalleled Alaska adventures, from remarkable wildlife encounters to some of the most abundant fishing; Northwoods Lodge has curated the perfect outdoor Alaskan experience. Embrace the wilderness as the wind whispers through the majestic cottonwoods and the sounds of water rushing along the creek. The lodge is fully equipped and ready for your next business endeavor or a private retreat to relish with your loved ones.

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McDougall Lodge LLC

Wasilla, Alaska

Located near Mile 35 of the Yentna River, 1± mile downstream from the mouth of Lake Creek. This area is a remote, boat, airplane, or snowmachine-only accessible area in the western Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Lake Creek is located 65± air miles northwest of Anchorage and about 16± miles east of Skwentna. Lake Creek is located 1± mile upriver and provides very good sport-fishing opportunities for summertime anglers. The lodge’s own power plant provides electricity and hot and cold running water.

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Kodiak Lodge
at Larsen Bay

Larsen Bay, Alaska

Alaska’s Kodiak Lodge at Larsen Bay is a premier fishing and hunting destination that offers visitors an opportunity to experience the rugged beauty and rich culture of Alaska. The lodge is a luxury retreat with all the comforts of home in a stunning wilderness setting. Kodiak Island is home to some of the largest salmon runs in the world, offering anglers the opportunity to catch king salmon, silver salmon, Kodiak halibut, and rockfish, as well as hunting Sitka blacktail deer and bear.

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EarthSong Lodge

Healy, Alaska

Located 16 miles north of Denali National Park and Preserve, this turnkey lodge lies above the tree line on the open tundra. The property offers 14 cabins, a coffeehouse, an employee residence, an office yurt, and more. The lodge services 30-40 guests each night, and the sale includes one of the most successful dog sled guiding businesses known worldwide. With virtually no limits on future development and an increase in tourism projected, this operation is ready for its next owner.

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Bell Hill

Sequim, Washington

Rarely do you find a property inside city limits that can be your private estate or approved capable of supporting 100 plus homes in a private setting overlooking the city of Sequim with the ability to develop in the future if desired. You can enjoy the rural and secluded lifestyle that Washington State’s Bell Hill offers with the convenience of being close to amenities. Bell Hill has the potential for a variety of uses with access to big-town amenities but with small-town costs and lifestyle.

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Copper Crest Retreat

Eatonville, Washington

Nestled in the foothills of Mount Rainier and sitting on the shore of Ohop Lake in Washington, this barndominium-style home is made for entertainment. Featuring an open-concept design, high ceilings, and a massive open space with roll-up glass doors connecting to the outdoors. Enjoy picturesque views, a large patio, a huge fire pit, cabins, and a private dock. This luxury-style property is lake living at its best—fishing, kayaking, hiking, privacy, and unlimited income-producing potential.

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Fidalgo Bay

Valdez, Alaska

This historic Alaska property is one of the largest parcels of privately owned land in Prince William Sound. Accessible by boat or aircraft, the property caters to adventure seekers, anglers, hunters, and admirers of the deep wilderness. Surrounded by National Forest, one can enjoy the tranquility, serenity, and abundance the area offers. Known for its abundant fishing, you might catch a 20+ pound salmon or 200 + pound halibut. After a long day fishing, watch the northern lights dance above you.

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Sawall Hill Estates

Centralia, Washington

Top of the hill Washington territorial views, resident elk herd, trophy black tail, bear and cougar, there is truly abundant wildlife. The ground is High Site index, featuring a mix of stands with conifer and deciduous trees, predominantly 20-30 years old with some younger Douglas fir and strong and well stocked alder stands. Topography is varied with some steeper pitches and offers plenty of building site options. Hold as a long-term tree farm, your own private oasis, no gopher study needed.

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Fortymile River Gold District

Tok, Alaska

This remote Alaska property is located in the northeastern part of the state in the heart of the historic Fortymile gold district, and it includes mineral rights. Located approximately twenty-two miles west of the Taylor Highway at milepost 35, access the property by UTV, ATV, Sherp, or snowmobile via the Mitchels Ranch Trail. Surrounded by Department of Natural Resources and Bureau of Land Management property.

5 Listings Sold by Troy Dana

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T90 Cattle Ranch

Tenino, Washington

The opportunity to own a ranch of this size rarely comes up in Western Washington. The large open grassland area on the hill is the perfect place to build your dream home where you can enjoy watching the sunrise over the mountains. Enjoy a rural, secluded lifestyle with all the convenience of being close to amenities.

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McLoughlin Falls Retreat

Tonasket, Washington

With over a mile of river frontage, the opportunity to get away to fish for steelhead, salmon, or smallmouth bass, or to hike the 3,000± miles of trails in nearby national forest lands, nature is everywhere in this beautiful Washington State property with incredible views of McLoughlin Falls from the shoreline. Local wildlife includes whitetail and mule deer, upland and shoreland birds, and numerous waterfowl. This property includes 54 separate parcels including a number with river frontage.

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Lemon Hill Ranch

Tenino, Washington

This rare Western Washington property has potential for a variety of uses, including building a custom home on Lemon Hill with views of Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens. Located inside the city limited of Tenino, a zoned master plan community, this ranch property offers a rural and secluded lifestyle with the convenience of being close to amenities.

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Chatham Alaska Retreat

Chatham, Alaska

This Southeast Alaska property has a home built in 2012 using the design and many materials from the early 1900’s cannery Mess Hall. An original bunkhouse was updated as a guest house with its own kitchen while retaining its traditional style. The carpenter and tool shops are still in use, and there is room to build additional cabins or a boathouse. Ocean and fly fishing are outstanding. Wildlife sightings include humpback whales, orcas, seals, sea lions, Sitka blacktail deer, eagles, and the coveted Alaska brown bear.

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Nasty Creek

Yakima, Washington

With over 600± Washington acres of recreational property, Nasty Creek is like no other. Enjoy the cathartic sounds of Cowiche Creek at one of three well-established campsites as it flows through the middle of the property. Deer, quail, chipmunks, and birds are abundant throughout the property, located just 20± miles west of Union Gap. Nearby are Tampico, Yakima, and the Ahtanum State Forest with ORV trails, camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, and picnic spots on the creek.

Articles Authored by Troy Dana

Maximizing Your Timber Investment

For a timber owner, the decision to harvest is frequently a function of timing and often catalyzed by factors such as the economy, age of the timber, log markets, leverage and, on occasion, naturally occurring events such as infestation, drought, or fire. There are undoubtedly many more factors not mentioned here that would impact a […]

Things to Consider When Buying Remote Alaska Property

Alaska is one of the most amazing places on earth and continues to inspire people from around the world to visit the pristine wilderness and breathtaking scenery. Alaska appeals to the extreme adventurer, outdoor enthusiast, and big game hunter; whether the inspiration comes from reading Jack London’s Call of the Wild or a trip to […]

Things to Consider When Selling Remote Alaska Property

For Sellers of remote Alaska properties, there may not be a better time to sell than now. Never before has Alaska captured the hearts and imaginations of so many from all around the world. Alaska offers spectacular vistas and geography, ubiquitous wildlife, and recreation opportunity unmatched anywhere in the world. Interest in Alaska is not […]

An Epic Yukon River Adventure

Alaska offers some of the most extreme geographies in the United States and some of the most iconic features readily known around the world, such as Mt. McKinely, now known as Denali, the Bering Sea from the TV show Deadliest Catch, the Trans Alaska Pipeline, and the mythical Yukon River. The Yukon River headwaters originate […]

Timber In The Pacific Northwest

A video blog by Troy Dana-Designated Broker, Paul Valentine-Managing Broker, and Bryon Clarke-Broker, Fay Ranches Washington Agents. If you have ever given some thought to investing in timberlands, this video offers a brief summary of what to look for in a top-notch tree farm in the Pacific Northwest. Timberland investments offer more than economic returns, […]

New Opportunities for Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge

Fay Ranches is pleased to announce new opportunities on the Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge listing, represented by Troy Dana. The offering now includes two additional profit centers, Katmai Water Taxi and Alaska Bristol Bay Rentals, with the respective assets. All three profit centers are in high demand. Katmai Water Taxi – $3,500,000  Operating from June […]

The Methow Valley, Washington’s Recreation Destination

Details courtesy of The Cascade Loop  Extending from Pateros to the crest of the North Cascades, the Methow Valley is Washington state’s eclectic mix of Wild West and thriving arts culture, and home to a whole lot of lodging and activities. Dedicated fishermen from around the world come to Pateros at the confluence of the […]

Carbon, Climate, and Trees

By Troy Dana, Designated Broker, Licensed in WA, AK The Runaway Greenhouse Effect occurs when the planet produces more atmospheric carbon than it can absorb by either natural means or through manmade technology. Scientists, government agencies, corporations, and private citizens worldwide are working on solutions to prevent what is perceived by many as inevitable if […]

Maximizing Your Timber Investment

For a timber owner, the decision to harvest is frequently a function of timing and often catalyzed by factors such as the economy, age of the timber, log markets, leverage and, on occasion, naturally occurring events such as infestation, drought, or fire. There are undoubtedly many more factors not mentioned here that would impact a […]

Forestlands: The Ultimate ESG investment

By Troy Dana, Designated Broker, Licensed in WA, AK ESG (environmental, social, and governance) is a general term used in capital markets and by investors to evaluate corporate behavior to determine the future financial performance/benefit of investing in new companies and innovations. ESG is the new standard by which corporations, non-profits, and start-ups stand out […]