Dan was born in Springfield Missouri a stone’s throw away from his parents’ alma mater- Baptist Bible College. His parents were/are baptist missionaries and he grew up in the United Kingdom working in his parents’ ministry and traveling around Britain for 17 years.
In 2001, Dan moved back to the States and in 2003 attended Clearwater Christian College. After facing a crisis of faith in 2006 Dan walked away from his belief in God and Christianity; Which started a chain of events that caused him to lose his job, most of his friends and his education.
It was only after losing everything that Dan was able to start over and find something on which to build his life.
After 25 years in Christianity, Dan finally discovered Christ in a way he had never known before. It was at that same time Dan began to come out to some friends as a gay man. After finally graduating a year later, Dan began traveling and teaching English. He lived in El Salvador for 4 months teaching English in an Orphanage in Zacetecoluca, El Salvador, and spent 3 months working with Chinese English teachers in Xining, China in between working odd jobs and volunteering in the US. In 2011 left the US and began serving in the US Peace Corps teaching English in Ukraine. After getting evacuated in 2014 due to the political crisis in Ukraine He accepted a full-time teaching position in Shanghai China and he worked as an English professor at Shanghai University for two years before accepting the position of Primary School Administrator at American School of Wroclaw in 2017. He now lives and works in Wroclaw, Poland for the time being until the next step in the journey begins.
Dan has been to 23 countries so far and hopes to see many more.
In 2015 Dan met his partner Luis and they have been traveling together ever since and are waiting on God to show them the next step in the journey.