Dan is a co-founder of North Words. Recipient of the Pushcart Prize in 2000 and Pushcart Special Mention in 2004, Dan is a member of the Pushcart editorial board. He is the author of Across the Shaman’s River: John Muir, the Tlingit Stronghold, and the Opening of the North published in 2017 by University of Alaska Press. Dan is a fulltime communication instructor and debate coach with Lane Community College and teaches environmental rhetoric for Tideline Institute (Gustavus) through University of Alaska. He coached the 2002 national intercollegiate debate champions. Dan and his wife, Robin Grace, divide their time between residences in Haines, Alaska and Eugene, Oregon.