In the summer of 1988, a Northern Californian boy randomly picked up his best friend's guitar and began learning simple bass lines. Dan was hooked by the end of day one. In 1991, Dan's first gigging band would be playing all over northern California, from Fort Bragg to San Francisco.
In the late '90s, Dan took a break from playing in bands to focus on starting a family. They relocated to Seattle in 2004, where Dan was soon introduced to Mike Lewin. They got together and jammed. While both were impressed, neither was looking for another band. In 2006, Dan helped form Weapon Within. After Weapon Within disbanded, Dan focused on writing, recording, and jamming with musical friends.
In 2013, Dan was invited to play in the annual charity concert, Porn Jam, playing two Metallica songs. It was the first time he'd played a cover song on stage. In 2017, after playing several Porn Jams, he formed a Metallica tribute band called Disposable Zeros, with Dan in the role of Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals. While playing all around Puget Sound, Dan would again run into Mike Lewin, while sharing a bill with Testing Trinity. The two started talking. The chemistry between them was apparent. Dan was introduced to the rest of the band and two days later, they were all playing together.
Growing up in the shadow of local giants, Metallica, Dan mainlined: Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, and Testament. Dan soon found the wider world of Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Harry Connick, Jr., Queen, local weirdos Primus, and others. He also began finding heavier and more technical metal: Opeth, Cynic, Morbid Angel, Suffocation.
When not doing music, Dan enjoys spending time with family, riding his motorcycle, and... who are kidding? Dan is almost always doing music!