Dan attended the University of Washington where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Business. While at UW, Dan was a starting safety for 3 years for the Huskies. After college Dan joined the Navy and he is a Vietnam veteran. Aside from constantly fine-tuning his expertise in the lumber industry, Dan spent 30 years working as a Pac-10 football official. He appreciates discussing some of the close calls he made and misses the criticism he received from strangers after each game.