In his position with MCOG, Dan covers a variety of planning topics, including transportation infrastructure, broadband planning, land use planning guidance, and sustainability and resiliency planning. Dan comes to Maine as a born and raised Virginian from the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Following graduation from the University of Virginia in 2018 with degrees in economics and history, he moved to Monhegan Island to take a job as an Island Institute Municipal Capacity Building Island Fellow there from 2018-2020. Since 2020, he has called Frenchboro (Outer Long Island) his home, working there first as a commercial fisherman and more recently in a municipal administration and grant coordination position. After 5 years of Maine outer island living, Dan is excited to return to the Midcoast region both for the variety of project experience opportunities this position offers and to no longer have to take a ferry to go grocery shopping.