With an Adirondack family history going back over a hundred years, Dan became a fulltime resident in 2009. Since becoming a resident, he has been on the board of a number of local non profits, but his primary focus has been on cleaner / greener energy with an emphasis on real technologies, real projects and real credits. He is the principle founder of the North Country Clean Energy Conference, he has enabled the Adirondack North Country Association position in Clean Energy and has consulted with the State and Federal legislatures on regulatory improvements in this arena. He is also focused on supporting local clean energy initiatives and has led the Keene Central School Solar PPA assessment, Rivermede Farm Solar Thermal Greenhouse Project and others. Prior to this, Dan spent 34 years in a major petroleum company, working both in the USA and internationally, in operations and R&D with increasing levels of responsibility, line authority and business line strategies. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering/Solar Engineering from New Mexico State University in 1974.