Dan was born and raised in Whitehorse and has lived in Riverdale with his wife and their two sons for the past 14 years. His parents came to the territory in the 1950s to work in the mining industry and one of Dan’s two brothers and his sister also still live and work in Whitehorse.
Dan has travelled extensively throughout the Yukon over the past 20 years through his work as the Executive Director of Skills Canada-Yukon and prior to that, as a realtor and service and supply representative for what is now Northern Industrial Sales.
Dan has also travelled and worked around the country and around the world in his role with Skills Canada-Yukon – a non-profit organization that promotes the rewards a career in skilled trades and technologies can provide our youth.
Dan takes great pride in having helped over 25 young Yukoners earn medals at the National and World Skills Competitions – considered the Olympics of skilled trades and technologies.
Recently, Dan has been a board member of the Child Development Centre. He has also contributed his time and talents to Crime Prevention Yukon, Grey Mountain Primary School, the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, youth soccer and several initiatives for persons with intellectual disabilities.