Dan started his marching career playing snare drum in the inaugural season of the Cadets2 in 2012. After spending two years with C2, he became a member of The 2014 Cadets for his age-out season. During this period, he was also a member of Imperial Dynasty’s 2013 debut in Winter Guard International.
Dan instructed the snare drum section of Cadets2 from 2015-2018, which includes their DCA World Championship title in 2016, and also served as the ensemble coordinator at Imperial Dynasty from 2016-2019. He is currently a percussion instructor at The Cadets, and the percussion caption head at the Bushwackers As a writer/arranger in southeast Pennsylvania, Dan contributes to many programs in the region, most notably, the Downingtown Indoor Percussion Ensemble, and the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps.
Aside from drum corps, Dan attended West Chester University, where he studied classical-style percussion, as well as philosophy. He has also taught the battery percussion section of the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band, Shippensburg University Marching Band, and currently, the Widener University Marching Band.