Dan currently specializes in seafood industry analysis and economic development in Alaska’s coastal communities. Recent projects he managed include the Wholesale Market Profiles for Alaska Groundfish and Crab Fisheries; Economic Impact of Alaska’s Salmon Hatcheries; economic analysis supporting the Valdez Waterfront Development Master Plan; and a study evaluating mark select fisheries for Chinook salmon in Southeast Alaska.
A lifelong Alaskan, Dan’s professional experience includes researching public policy as a legislative analyst for the Alaska Legislature; operating his family’s award-winning business, the Gustavus Inn; commercial fishing and seafood processing; serving on the Gustavus City Council; and developing and implementing the renewable energy program at a regional non-profit organization.
Dan completed his undergraduate education at Grinnell College in Biology and Environmental Studies and is currently completing an MBA program through the University of Illinois. He is proficient in R and Tableau (certified associate) and enjoys helping organizations gain value from a variety of internal and external data sources.