Dan’s photography and other works reflect his rich and varied background and his extensive range of experience.¬† He attended the University of Michigan, where he earned a BSE and an MS in systems engineering and an MBA (finance).¬† He was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Navy and served six years of active duty. After completing¬†active duty, Dan began a 38-year career as a service provider in the field of data processing and information technology, mostly spent managing projects for federal government agencies. Throughout this period he maintained an active interest in photography. Dan’s photographic passion is to capture the beauty and humor found in the world around us and share the results. Dan has more than 15 years experience in managing digital imaging and document conversion services for federal agencies, including the Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, the Smithsonian Institution, the Treasury Department, the State Department, and the National Park Service. These contracts required digitizing thousands of pages of rare (often fragile and irreplaceable) manuscripts, photographic prints, transparencies, and paintings. Careful handling of documents and use of non-damaging image capture equipment were essential, as were organizational skills, efficiency of process, and sensitivity to the interests of the customer.