Dan grew up in Stillwater, MN playing on his varsity tennis team beginning in 7th grade. He went on to attend Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN and was a member of the Men's Varsity Tennis team. He transferred to the McNally Smith College of Music earning a degree in Music Business. He has been a teaching professional for 10+ years working at Tennis & Life Camps, Bearpath Country Club and PublicIndoorTennis.com. In his free time Dan enjoys hiking, camping, playing guitar and playing with his dog Jax.