Dan is married to Renee West; has one younger sister, Deb; and two lovely nieces, Kayla (27) and Katelyn (23). Dan and Renee moved to Concord in 2019 when Dan accepted his current day job as Administrator of Services for the Blind and Vision Impaired (SBVI), a statewide division of the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, New Hampshire Department of Education. Dan develops programs that cultivate skills of independence, helps to facilitate acquisition of integrated, competitive employment, and performs grant-related monitoring responsibilities. Administering similar programs, and advocacy related to promoting the civil rights of blind and vision impaired people, has characterized his almost 30-year career. Dan earned his Juris Doctorate (law degree) at the University of Washington, School of Law in Seattle, Washington, in 1993 and his BA in History, with a minor in Government, from Erskine College in South Carolina, in 1990.
Personally, Dan enjoys travel, reading of multidisciplinary books of interest (nonfiction and fiction), and listening to a diverse array of music. Dan and Renee have just adopted two small dogs, Starshine and Roy.
Dan is a blind person, so introduce yourself by name when you speak to him each Sunday, and in the fullness of time, he will master your voices.