An educator at heart, Dan finds great joy in opening doors for others to explore and connect with the world around them. He has taught marine sciences in the Florida Keys and on Catalina Island, and science and math in international schools in Mexico, Costa Rica, and the South Pacific.
Dan grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Penn State where he earned a degree in science education. He has always sought out fulfilling work, in spectacular locations, surrounded by wonderful people. Connection with the environment has been a constant theme in his work and travels. Guanacaste, Costa Rica had been a home for 15 years. It’s where Dan spent his first night in a sleeping hammock on the Santa Elena Peninsula and awoke in the predawn to a light mist… originating from a troop of Howler Monkeys high in the canopy. This was followed by a cannonade of monkey fudge striking the support lines of the hammock. This was accompanied by the dawn cacophony of birds and monkeys creating a tropical symphony of Pura Vida in B minor.
At present, Dan is establishing roots in central Pennsylvania with his wife, cultivating an enriched lifestyle centered around farming and the natural world. While on board with Lindblad-National Geographic, he can be found engaging folks in the natural world; and is always on the lookout to provide enlightenment for naysayers of the green flash.
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