Dan was born in Exeter, Ontario where his father Ross was the Sports Editor of the local weekly newspaper. Baseball was in his blood from the beginning as his mother remembers spending the evening before he was born at a ball game watching Dan’s father coach the Dashwood Pee Wees who later that season won the OBA Championship. That was the same year that Dan’s favorite team the Cleveland Indians were swept in the World Series by the New York Giants. Sixty four years later baseball still remains a major part of Dan’s life although he has scaled back his volunteer involvement. He had spent several years as a member of the London & District Baseball Association Executive and the Baseball Ontario Board as the LDBA representative. From 2007 to 2015 Dan had been the media liaison for the award-winning and championship-producing London Badgers program. He was the chairman of the 2002 and 2011 Baseball Ontario AGMs both held in London as well as being the convenor of the 2009, 2010 , 2013 and 2017 Baseball Ontario Senior Elimination tournaments and the 2011 Baseball Ontario Junior Elimination tournament. Dan has been the official scorer for the Western Mustangs the past several seasons putting to good use the scoring skills he learned from his mother when he was 10 years-old. This season Dan filled in when necessary on the London Majors live-streaming telecasts on Facebook.
Dan has recently retired as an Independent Broker for World’s Finest Chocolate which he had done since 1984 to spend more time on his business 'Writing For Canadians'