Mentored by activist and writer Parker J. Palmer, Dan serves as a Courage & Renewal facilitator and leadership consultant for individuals and for business, educational, and religious organizations. Much of his professional experience has been as a priest and ministry coach (Anglican Church of Canada). For about a decade of life, he managed a wildlife park! As co-founder of the intentional community, RareBirds Housing Co-operative, he has a passion for exploring alternative living and a more sustainable relationship to the land. He is involved in local social justice, environmental activism and grassroots political work in British Columbia.
Dan is rooted in and cares deeply about Kamloops and the North Thompson Valley. He acknowledges his lineage and the impact of his family. His father was a local rancher and logger who cared deeply about the land, his mother was a community care nurse, and his grandparents included a game warden and sheep rancher in the Kamloops area.
Born and raised in Kamloops, Dan has raised his two daughters here. Dan has served on boards for local social agencies and is a well-known and trusted leader in the community.
Dan has a Masters of Divinity and Bachelor of Theology along with a Certificate in Horticulture.