Dan specializes in seafood industry analysis and economic development in Alaska’s coastal communities. Recent projects he managed include Wholesale Market Profiles for Alaska Groundfish and Crab Fisheries; Economic Impact of Alaska’s Salmon Hatcheries; and economic analysis supporting the Valdez Waterfront Development Master Plan. Dan spearheads McKinley Research’s ongoing market research contract for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI).
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 holds a undergraduate degree in Biology from Grinnell College and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He is proficient in R and Tableau and enjoys helping organizations gain value from a variety of internal and external data sources.