Dan graduated from Roncalli Catholic High School in 1994. Following in his father’s footsteps Dan joined the United States Navy and served for 4 years as an SK aboard the USS Constellation CV-64, completing two Western Pacific cruises and two Rimpac cruises.

Dan then joined the Nebraska Army National Guard. He attended the 19K (Tanker) school in Boise, Idaho and moved to Knoxville, TN, serving time in the Tennessee National Guard.

To ensure stability for his family, Dan began work as an industrial mechanic at the Kellogg’s plant in Omaha in 2004. Working long hours, he made a middle-class living for himself, his wife Megan, and his three children.

Dan rose to the presidency of his union, BCTGM 50G. He led the successful 2021 Kellogg’s strike in Omaha, preserving hundreds of middle-class jobs for the next generation of workers.

He lives in Omaha with his wife and children.