Photojournalist & Filmmaker of Counsel
Dan believes in the power of authentic, evocative storytelling. He combines 35 years of experience in editorial media, cause-driven communications, education, and social research with his eclectic understanding of new media tools. Creating multimedia with Pyramid for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, the Yakama Nation Tribal Fisheries, and the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change Initiative have allowed Dan and his production team to craft stories that foster real and measurable positive social change. A third-generation Seattle native, Dan began his career as a photojournalist, editor, and art director for regional alternative media before moving on to major international news organizations. Dan has produced projects for The Ford Foundation, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Casey Family Programs, and dozens of educational organizations and non-profits. He has covered environmental and social issues for clients like The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, and the Smithsonian. Dan is a graduate of the University of Washington Master of Communication in Digital Media program. He was a 2010 Journalism Fellow in Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness.
As President of Blue Earth, a 501(c)3 dedicated to supporting visual journalism, Dan created the annual Collaborations for Cause professional seminars, for advocacy-driven communications professionals. He has served on the boards of the University of Washington Communications Alumni, the Seattle Central Community College Media Arts program, and the American Society of Media Photographers. To relax, Dan chases tennis balls and skis the double-diamond runs with his teenaged son. He is also an avid sailor and believes he may have been a sea captain in a previous incarnation.