Dan has worked for 20 years in the field of GIS, mostly in the realms of local government and utilities. He is currently the Geospatial Services Supervisor at the City of Columbia, Missouri. Dan served on the Kansas Association of Mappers’ (KAM) Executive Board from 2008 to 2010, and as the organization-elected KAM President in 2011. He served as KAM’s Publication Committee Chair from 2007-2013, and received KAM’s ‘Outstanding Kansas Mapping Project’ award in 2008 and again in 2010, both for his work in utility GIS. He routinely presents at KAM’s annual Conference and at the bi-annual Mid-America GIS Consortium Conferences. He also proudly taught GEOG 358 in the Fall of 2018 at KU.
In addition to his regular career, Dan owns and operates his own GIS company, 360° GIS Consultants. In 2015, field and office data collection began with the City of Erie, KS, building their water, sewer, and electric utility database, in addition to their cemetery records. The knowledge gained throughout the GPS collection and GIS editing processes, enabled him to expand into fiber-optic data applications and more. Since 2004, Dan has traveled to his high school in Erie, presenting on GIS Day to students and faculty, sometimes as many as four per day.
Dan, a native of Colorado, lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife Chelsea and their two children. As if there isn’t enough going on in their lives, they have Lawrence’s only local-owned, locally-operated mobile instructor-led painting studio, named ‘Painted Kanvas’, specializing in fundraisers and corporate/team building events.