Dan grew up in Northern Virginia, just outside of our nation’s capital, and fished the rivers, lakes and streams of that region for most of his life. He picked up a fly rod at the age of 14 and never looked back! Dan started his career with Orvis in 2008, and in 2015 he joined the Orvis Adventures team and moved his family north to the beautiful state of Vermont. He has fished and hosted groups in many parts of the world, and has a particular affinity for the tropics! Dan enjoys teaching others to fish, and he is a FFI Certified Master Casting Instructor. In Dan's own words, "I love the Battenkill because it is a wild trout fishery, not stocked. I greatly value wild fish, and in Virginia I would drive many hours from home to get to a wild trout stream. Having the Battenkill only minutes away is a tremendous blessing, and part of the reason we love living here."