Dan was raised in Manhattan Beach California and proudly became one of the many "California transplants" living in our beautiful Rogue Valley. After serving three years in the United States Marine Corps, as an Air Defense Control Officer, he moved to Medford, Oregon in 1990. For 27 years Dan and his four siblings owned and managed a hardware and building material retail store, working hard to gain the respect and trust of many in the southern Oregon community and beyond. Having been involved in family businesses for most of his working life, he understands the value of honest dealings and working until the job is completed.Growing up near the beach, as a child of the surf, he developed a love for water sports, and many other outdoor activities. Today he enjoys coaching baseball, wood working, and photography. He also enjoys spending time with his five children- Sarah, Katherine, Daniel, Melissa, and Kaleb. As a father, he understands the importance of finding the RIGHT place to call home.