Dan is a Midwest farm boy originally from OH but has called Tucson home for the past 27 years after he served in the United States Marine Corps. He's been married to his wife, Kathryn, for 25 years and they have three children. Their eldest is on the autism spectrum, and their younger two are in the Marine Corps and Air Force respectively. The Marine Corps took Dan to Hawaii, Korea, Japan, and Thailand.
He then joined the police department and retired from TPD in 2020. While with the police department, Dan was an instructor for many topics over 15 years of his career and even supervised his agencies, In-Service training program for several years.
He thoroughly enjoys coaching and helping people on their fitness journey. Staying active has been an integral part of his retirement.