Graduate of RIT’s BFA program for Advertising Photography, Dan took a different road than most photographers out of school. In 2009 Dan was brought on by Nik Software to establish, evolve, advance in their educational webinar system. He planned, marketed and executed over 2000 live training webinars. The system and content won his team a TIPA award in 2011; the model he developed is still being emulated in the photo industry today. After Nik, Dan transitioned to a job at Google, working on the Google+ Photos team to help elevate the photographic community on the social media platform. His team worked with influential photographers, organizations, and companies to bolster activity, resulting in the growth of Google+ photos page from 24,000 followers to over 1.5 million followers and the Nik Software page from 14,000 to almost 40,000 followers.
While much of his time is spent developing and delivering photographic “edutainment”, Dan is an avid shooter. A few of his personal projects include: experimenting in historical processes, creating mini-documentaries about the interesting people around him, and helping to produce a photo challenge reality series online.