After growing up on a dairy farm outside Manchester, Iowa and then graduating from Ripon College in 1972, Dan stopped in Summit County to visit some friends and never really left. A one-year sabbatical to Maui in 1980 only reinforced the fact that Summit County was really home. Dan has been a local real estate broker for over thirty-five years, with a decade of that experience in resort property management and sales. A six-year stint with a small firm specializing in single-family custom design and construction provided a practical background for land evaluation and development, and a wealth of construction industry relationships. Dan was a 12-year board member on the Summit County Open Space Advisory Council, is a past board member of the Summit County Homebuilders Association and a past board member of the Colorado Association of Homebuilders.