Dan has had a life long interest in many of the aspects of Eastern philosophy and culture; including marital arts, Feng Shui, herbal healing, massage, Yoga, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
In 1972 he graduated from Mt. St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Md. with a B.S. in Economics followed by a Masters in Industrial Relations from St. Francis in Loretto, Pa in 1974. He has spent over 25 years in both the corporate and small business worlds while continuing to study many of the aspects of TCM.
In the early 1990's, he began studying martial arts and achieved the rank of 2nd Dan in Tae Kwon Do in 1997. He began training in the formal aspects of TCM in 2000. He attended the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine at both the Racine, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois campuses shortly after the beginning of the millennium and earned a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2003.
In early 2004 he opened the private practice of Tri-County Center of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine serving the all communities in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.