As the Tour Director, Dan leads six to eight tours a year, bringing attendees deep into the San Joaquin Valley, the Bay-Delta, the lower Colorado River and other key water regions.
Dan received a bachelor’s degree in health science with specializations in community health education, habitat preservation and environmental health from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Sacramento State University. He also trained at the Center for Collaborative Policy in collaborative governance and at FEMA emergency management.
As a non-profit consultant, he founded Sacramento Beer Week, the Sacramento Brewers Showcase and the Capitol Beerfest. Other highlights of his diverse career include legislative work for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), economic research for the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization, government relations for the Environmental Council of Sacramento and leading tours at Universal Studios, Hollywood.
In his spare time, he performs improvisational comedy at the Sacramento Comedy Spot and runs the hardest pub trivia in town at The Shack in East Sacramento.
Born and reared in Northern California, he enjoys visiting breweries and wineries, wandering, cooking vittles and studying traditional American music.
Sacramento, CA 95811