Prior to joining ecoAmerica as the Path to Positive Communities Program Director, Dan served as the Senior Climate Policy Analyst for the District of Columbia Department of the Environment’s Office of Policy and Sustainability, where he advanced climate mitigation and preparedness plans for the nation’s capital and created sector-based sustainability pledges.
Prior to DDOE, Dan worked for 25 years with local, state, national and international environmental advocacy organizations, including VPIRG, Rural Vermont, Environmental Working Group, CLEAR, Americans for the Environment, Friends of the Earth, Environmental Defense Fund, and Save Our Environment.
Dan grew up on a dairy farm in Vermont and lived in Saudi Arabia as a teenager. He earned BA degrees in Philosophy and Sociology from the University of Vermont, and an MS in Environmental Policy and Communications from Green Mountain College. Dan, his wife Maria, and son Ethan live in Washington, where they are active in local parks advocacy, and promoting underground music events. On weekends, Dan coaches sports he never played to other peoples’ children.