Dan grew up on a small hobby farm outside of Keizer and graduated from McNary High School. Hobby farmers maintain a closer relationship with nature, the land, and animals. A noble aspiration.
He graduated from Oregon State University in 2002 with a general science degree, chemistry minor, and a pre-vet option. He worked and lived at Corvallis Fire Department station 2 for about four years while going to school.
In 2003 Dan graduated from Denver Health Paramedic Division, and moved to Mountain View, CA.
He worked for Palo Alto Medical Foundation as a Systems Analyst and Manager of support services. Shortly thereafter he moved back to Keizer in 2007 and founded Turnkey Consulting, LLC in 2010.  He spent the next several years managing software implementations at healthcare organizations in Oregon, Washington, California, and Alaska.
In 2018, started transitioning into current role as co-owner and CSO of what is now Compass Visual, a visual communications company specializing in commercial print, signage, and web app development. 
Dan is a very proud father of 3 amazing, beautiful young 13-year-olds (triplets) and a super sweet dog.  Most of his free time is kid-centric, helping the community, and Rotary ventures. He is always available and ready to give a helping hand. We so appreciate his assistance with our float for MPELH and the Downtown Salem Holiday Parade and all our projects.  
Dan has numerous interests and is always ready for hiking, fishing, racquetball, or whatever strikes his fancy in the moment.  He’s a great sport and easily entertained. We look forward to a year full of fun activities.