Dan has both a fine art and practical construction background. He has a bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, in his home town of Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada. He has been at Studio Wise since the winter of 2012. He started as an unpaid intern, paid his dues and earned full time employment. Dan has occupied many different roles in his four years at Studio Wise, from Floor-Sweeper to Metal Fabricator and CNC Operator. 

"What I love about Studio Wise is that we are allowed to be individuals. We share a common goal and we work together, but at the same time we are encouraged to bring our own flavor and flair to the job. What I try to bring every time I come to work is a good attitude, my diverse skill set, and a sense of humor. I love making my friends (co-workers) laugh, I feel like I've done my job when everyone is in a good mood, I take a lot of pride in that."