Dan grew up on the mission field in Siberia, where his parents still serve, but returned to the States before high school. His life was truly transformed for Christ at a summer camp in Panama City beach. He moved to Gainesville in 2008 to attend UF and study mechanical engineering. It was here that he and met his wife, Joanna, and got plugged in to Greenhouse. He and Joanna lead a microchurch. Dan is a manufacturing engineer at RTI Surgical.