Dan has worked as a nonprofit professional in the Seattle area for over a decade, with extensive experience in capital campaigns, major and annual giving, volunteer management, and community outreach. Along the way, his mentors instilled in him the importance of active listening, good communication, attention to detail, and strategic thinking—skills he now brings to his client engagements without fail.
Prior to joining Collins, Dan worked as a Major Gifts Officer with Seattle Repertory Theatre, building relationships with long-time donors, many of whom have been supporting the theatre since its founding in the early 1960s. He also had the opportunity to give back to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound, working as Annual Fund Manager for an organization that significantly impacted him as a youth. Dan began his career at Tateuchi Center, a start-up performing arts center that, at the time, was working on a $160 million capital campaign. He had the privilege of working with Collins Group as a client and for Collins Group founder Dick Collins.
- University of Washington, Masters in Public Administration
- University of Washington, Bachelors of Arts in Sociology
Dan has lent his fundraising expertise to Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, and he has been a mentor to young people through Community for Youth, a nonprofit organization that provides one-to-one mentoring opportunities to South Seattle high school students.
A fan of sports and the performing arts, Dan regularly watches the Seahawks from the comfort of his couch and attends various ballet and theatre performances around town. He stays active by doing CrossFit. Dan lives in Mill Creek with his wife Kate and their two cats, Indigo and Mikko.