Dan is a Graduate of U of A in Electrical Engineering 1971. Dan is married to Ying Donegan, and has five children. Dan worked in the electronic countermeasures industry for 5 years after college and then moved on to the computer industry. He worked in both the hardware and software portions of that industry. His main employers were IBM and HP, which he retired from in 2002. He then founded a LED lighting company called SimplyLEDs, which he retired from in 2019. He still is an active board member there.