Dan is the president of Crosswater Strategies, a Northwest government relations and public affairs firm. He has lobbied at the federal, state and local levels for more than 20 years, representing a broad range of corporate, association, non-profit and public agency clients.

Prior to becoming a lobbyist, Dan held several senior staff roles at the Oregon legislature, including serving as communications director for a House Speaker, the chief of staff of the House Majority Office and as a committee administrator. Dan started his professional career as an aide to U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield. Dan grew up in Salem, so he has always been close to the State Capitol.