Dan attended the University of San Francisco where he earned his bachelor's in business administration. After working in food service for eight years, he changed careers and joined Portland State University as the fiscal officer for student affairs. During his six years at Portland State, he earned his master's in financial analysis and held various financial and operational roles. In April, 2015, Dan joined Willamette University as the Associate Vice President for Financial Operations.
In his current role, Dan oversees the budget development for the institution as well as the operations of Facilities, Print Services and the Service Center. Dan is also responsible for managing the bookstore management contract with Follett.