Dan is a consultant, author and leadership speaker with a passion for animals, enhancing people and boosting organizations. He is an exotic animal enthusiast and adventurer, whose interest in wildlife and love for business inspired his novel, Taming Tigers, a guide to conquering the wild and unexpected challenges of life and leadership. Through his expertise and leadership, he has been featured in The New York Times, Fox News, Fox Business Channel, and CNN.
He started IntrepiDan as a way to chronicle his adventures, starting with his plan to be the first person on and last person off the Appalachian Trail in 2018 while hiking all of the historic trail. He plans to accomplish this despite the fact he is currently running a business, and, more importantly, has never camped a day in his life.
He graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He also holds a master’s degree in corporate communication from Austin Peay State University and has completed coursework toward a master’s in business administration from Vanderbilt University.