Dan studied studio recording, performing arts, and stage management in High School. After High School, he spent the next 10 years on the road with multiple local Rock Bands, racking up hundreds of thousands of miles driving around the Western US from gig to gig. He has engineered live performances in a wide variety of venues from gymnasiums, to stadiums, to night clubs, to auditoriums, and outdoor festivals. Over half a million people enjoyed his live engineering and stage lighting skills during this first phase of his musical career.
He then refocused on his education and earned his Associates Degree of Applied Science in Electronics Technology from the Denver Institute of Technology with a 4.00 GPA. Standing on this education, he was able to design and build half a dozen recording studios in Colorado and Hawaii.
In the Spring of 2012, he attended an Alan Parsons Master Class Training Session at Nobel Street Studios in Toronto Canada, where he spent the day in the studio along side Alan Parsons (Beatles, Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons Project) recording The David Barrett Trio (mentored by Alex Lifeson). While there, he also met Rush's studio and live recording engineer, Rich Chycki. The lessons Dan learned from that session are applied and refined at every live performance, an every recording session since.
Dan is member of The Recording Academy (Grammys).
Born and raised in Denver, CO, he has lived in the Denver area his whole life except a five year stint in Hawaii. Dan is a devoted family man and has a daughter, Sarah, who lives in Quesnel, BC. His home is in Highlands Ranch, CO with his wife Kalpana and their daughter, Nandini. Dan likes long walks on the beach.