Dan is a Pre-Employment Program Specialist at PYD. With a passion for helping others, he has spent the last 15 years of his career working as a vocational rehab specialist, career counselor, motivational speaker, and community outreach worker. In the spirit of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, Dan has worked as a supported employment advocate for at-risk youth, adults and youth with disabilities, and various disenfranchised populations. He obtained his Substance Abuse & Recovery Coach Certification in 2018 and is currently enrolled in cognitive behavior therapy and neuro-linguistic programming classes online.
In an effort to promote the value of self-awareness, self-improvement, and self-care, Dan and his friend founded The Tough Get Growing Podcast, an entertaining and educational podcast with the goal of helping people to learn and grow from their past and present challenging life experiences.
In his spare time, Dan enjoys listening to music and podcasts, watching films, and recently discovered his love for golf despite not being very good at it.