Dan was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Systems Design at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and currently works full-time as a Senior Systems Engineer at Lighting Analysts, Inc.. UTSA is also where he met his wife, Dinah. They have been married for over 30 years. Dan and his family moved to the Denver area in September of 1998. The following year they attended the opening day celebration of Community Life Church of South Denver, which is now known as Sovereign Grace Church of Aurora. Dan has been involved in local church leadership over the years and has served as a Care Group leader at Sovereign Grace for the past 12 years. He was ordained as an elder in January of 2015.