Dan has had lifelong interests in international affairs, law, real estate, philanthropy and volunteerism. Raised and educated on the East Coast, he graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and practiced corporate law for seven years. He moved to Colorado to raise a family and went into real estate development, also serving on local civic boards and volunteering. In 2004, the family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he continued in real estate and civic involvement. Dan also manages a family charitable foundation that supports education in underserved communities.

Dan met MGRC founder Rick Morro in Scottsdale through a church men’s group. In 2018, Dan embarked on an adventure to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and go on safari. He dropped by to visit his friend Rick at the Maasai Girls Rescue Center. “That visit had a huge impact on me,” Dan said. “My heart was so touched by the helplessness of these girls, and the true miracles that Rick has brought to their lives.” Dan volunteered to establish a non-profit organization based in Scottsdale and to help organize the board, on which he serves as secretary.