About Dan

In his current role as Digital Strategy and Communications Manager for Community Catalyst, Dan manages all digital communications channels and web properties for the organization, as well as the organization’s visual identity and graphic design. He also leads Community Catalyst’s technical assistance work in the digital space, this includes coaching state partners and campaigns on how to effectively use digital media and how to run powerful online advertising campaigns. Dan plays a critical role in developing the digital legislative advocacy strategy for Community Catalyst as well as Community Catalyst Action Fund, the organization’s 501(c)(4) arm which seeks to build political power for the health justice movement.

Prior to joining Community Catalyst, Dan interned for Marketing Partners, Inc., a Communications Firm for non-profits, socially responsible organizations and advocacy groups. There he helped launch the Vermont Early Childhood Education campaign, Let’s Grow Kids. He then went on to work for Vermont’s largest news organization, the Burlington Free Press and Free Press Media, where he was responsible for developing a digital strategy and managing much of the organization's online content. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont, where he studied Political Science and Public Communication.

He believes in authentic inclusion, racial and social justice, and LGBTQ+ empowerment, and it is important to him that he works for an organization that also strongly believes in those values.

 

Outside of work, I love hanging with my friends, family and queer family, practicing yoga, cooking, traveling, decorating, dancing, craft beer, doing mediocre impressions of elected officials and watching documentaries, movies, plays and films. I am mostly an extrovert and I love people. I also have always loved singing – although my love for it has always exceeded my talent.

 

Thanks for reading.

Quotes I love:

“Our fears are informed by history and economics, by social power and stigma, by myths and nightmares. And as with other strongly held beliefs, our fears are dear to us. When we encounter information that contradicts our beliefs, as Slovic found in one of his studies, we tend to doubt the information, not ourselves.” - Eula Biss

 

"Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it."

- Mary Oliver