Dan was introduced to Blacksmithing at Peters Valley while in college in 1990. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, Dan apprenticed as a Blacksmith. This led him to train at the International College of French Wrought Ironwork in Muizon, France. Dan worked many years for a high end ornamental Iron company. He left to teach blacksmithing at a trade school in Ireland. He is now a Union ironworker, Certified Welding Inspector, and Educator, and proud to continue to be a returning instructor sharing these skills at Peters Valley.