In 1982 Dan graduated as the sixth student to complete the Band Instrument Repair Technology program at Renton Technical College. He worked full time in the band instrument repair industry from March of 1983 until August of 2008. Included in that time he had the privilege to be mentored by the late Rich Oxley. During his time at Kennelly Keys Music in Lynnwood, Washington, he developed a reputation as a fine woodwind technician with his specialty being flute repair. Dan completed Straubinger Certification in March of 2010. In 2008 he left the bench to take the teaching position of the BIRT program at Renton Technical College. During that time he continued to be active as a repair technician performing repair for discriminating local flute players. He has presented numerous clinics for NAPBIRT on both regional and national levels. In July of 2016, Dan was pleased have the opportunity to return to the bench at Tim’s Music.