Dan has been connected to the lifeblood of downhill skateboarding for over a decade now. In 2009, he received a credit with National Geographic for his creation, The Fellowship of the Bearing. His 13 minute version of the film went on Banff’s “Radical Reels” World Tour in 2010. He often mentions that his #1 goal was is to create stoke in the DH Skate industry. In 2010 he started a School for Kids so that they could learn how to ride safe before Co-Founding Skate[Slate]. He has dedicated a ton of time helping riders and the industry get to the next level and now he extends that love to the community in Japan.