Associate Creative Director

By the end of high school, Dan was fed up with everyday life in suburban America. So he hopped on a plane and spent a couple years in Asia hoping to find himself. Funny thing was, while learning other tongues he became even more interested in his own language — English. That interest pushed him to develop a love for the parts of speech, literature and storytelling. Eventually Dan became a copywriter and has been helping clients tell their stories for the past fourteen years. He started his advertising career in Washington, D.C., working with organizations like the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Department of Defense, Amtrak, Marriott and Virginia Tourism Corporation.

After D.C. he spent a few years in Illinois working for Horizon Hobby, the country’s largest radio control/hobby manufacturer, and then continued further West where he eventually landed at Duft Watterson. Dan has also worked as a guerilla grammarian for clients like HP, Comcast, Blue Cross of Idaho and the National Recreation and Park Association.

Dan’s work has won numerous advertising awards and he has experience in public relations and journalism. When he’s not pounding away at his keyboard hunting for big ideas, you can find him exploring the great outdoors or spending time with his wife and kids. And though he’s found himself once again living in the ‘burbs, Dan spends less time keeping up with the Joneses and more time setting trends for them.