Dan has been an active storm chaser since the Spring of 2000. He has received weather spotter training by a number of National Weather Service branch offices in Illinois, including Chicago, Quad Cities and Lincoln. Additionally, he has also received Significant Weather Observer training from NWS Lincoln. Dan holds a Tech class amateur radio license (KB9ZMR).
In 2010, Dan received his Masters in Technical Communications from Illinois State University with a focus specifically on the effective use of weather-related images by storm chasers and storm spotters to communicate.
Dan uses his storm chasing and storm spotting experiences to create severe weather presentations for schools and corporations in Central Illinois.