Dan moved to the Crested Butte area in 2010 to pursue a degree in biology from WSCU. After a brief skibaticle, he is back at school and happy to be guiding all things water for Irwin Guides whenever he can. Born and raised in Boulder Colorado, Dan started fly fishing when he was around 12 and it has remained a fundamental aspect of his life ever since. Dan also competed in a variety of whitewater kayaking disciplines throughout high school, and continued to coach after he graduated in 2009. On one of his rare days off you can likely find him fishing deep in the Cochetopa Hills, surfing at the whitewater park in Gunnison or rafting some of the local whitewater.