Dan founded his first business, a construction company, with his dad when he was fresh out of high school. He worked on the business full-time while attending college classes at night. That business expanded into retail, and Dan went on to own a commercial real estate business and a family business from his wife’s side. He is currently part-owner of an international agriculture company and he served as a business developer for a wholesale company for over four years.
Business is in Dan's blood.
For 16 years, Dan worked to serve business owners from Olympia. In 1999, after working through business challenges with a state agency, some legislators approached him to ask if he was interested in running for office. He wasn’t, but they kept asking and by 2002 Dan had been elected to office.
In 2003, Dan was sworn in to the Washington State House of Representatives, where he worked on everything from facilitating budget negotiations to responding to emergencies to training up a team that could handle the job when he would eventually step down, which he did in January of 2019.
Dan was contemplating taking on another business when he ran into Jeff Rogers, who asked about his plans. During their conversation, they discussed the possibility of Dan's joining OneAccord.
“I love the team aspect of OneAccord,” said Dan. “I love to help other people succeed, but if I did this on my own I would not necessarily be able to fulfill 100 percent of a client's needs. However, by leveraging OneAccord I will be able to fill all the client's needs.”
OneAccord buys, sells and operates businesses across the Pacific Northwest. When we come alongside business owners and nonprofit leaders to help them meet their goals, we not only lay out a plan of action, we walk with them through that plan to the finish line. This series highlights the people who make all this possible.