My wife, Ana Laura, and I are proudly raising our three girls - Malena, Layla and Nadia in Oneonta.
My parents started a candle-making business in 1971, and they celebrated 50 years in 2021. This was my first job!
In 6th grade, I started the clarinet, and loved it from the beginning. I received a scholarship for music and majored in clarinet performance at the University of Arizona.
At work at the family shop
We all worked at the business - making and selling the candles.
Dan and Ana
I met Ana in 2004 and we married in 2007. We have played together many years already, and many more to come!
My daughters, Malena, Layla, and Nadia, with our two dogs - Bruno and Sadie.
I co-founded TEDxOneonta in 2017 with the goal of bringing people together to hear "ideas worth spreading." It has been a wonderful success with speakers from around the world, and a community event to look forward to each September!
In 2018, I completed the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training. The goal - to have the most current information about climate change, and energy, and to connect with those that are working to protect our planet.