Dan was born and raised in East Liverpool, a small town in northeastern Ohio. He came to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University where he earned a BS in Accounting; and met his wife, Laura. They have three grown children and reside in northwest Columbus. Dan has held accounting and management positions with several companies in central Ohio, including Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was most recently Director of Financial Services for Ohio Medical Transportation, Inc. dba MedFlight. Dan has also served on multiple church and Christian camp boards and committees in the areas of finance, facilities, and music.