Dan started working for Turner Ranches Biodiversity as a seasonal fisheries technician in the spring of 2013 at the Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico. He continued to work on native fish conservation as a seasonal fisheries technician based out of Bozeman, Montana for three additional summers. In the winter Dan headed south to help on a desert bighorn sheep project on Turner’s Armendaris Ranch. He also worked as a seasonal technician for the Turner Endangered Species Fund at the Ladder Ranch helping with a Bolson tortoise project. After a short time away from the Turner Biodiversity program, Dan came back in 2021 to a full-time position assisting with native species conservation work in southern New Mexico.

Dan received his bachelor’s degrees from Unity College in Maine where he double majored in Aquaculture/ Fisheries Biology and Wildlife Biology in the spring of 2013.  In 2021 he earned his master’s degree from Colorado State University’s Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology program.