Dan was raised in the northwest Iowa town of Granville. Growing up, his family had a cabin on Little Spirit Lake that he loved spending time at. He has enjoyed boating his entire life! From row boats to fishing boats, ski boats to pleasure boats, boating is in his blood.
After graduating from the local Granville-Spalding High School, Dan went on to graduate from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa with a teaching degree. While working in education and coaching, Dan realized he was always meant to be in the "people" business. Moving to the Iowa Great Lakes permanently in the mid 80's was an easy decision for him. "If you are going to live in Iowa, there is no better place than Okoboji. There is plenty to do year round in this wonderland," Dan says. Dan's love for the water and boating brought him to Parks Marina in the early 90's. Dan started in the Parts and Accessories Department but soon moved into Sales. Dan loves helping people create memories that will last a lifetime.
Happily married to Kolette for 22 years, Dan and his wife have three active daughters, Kaela (19), Kelsey (17) and Kourtney (14). Always enjoying sports and outdoor activities in all seasons, he and his wife know how boating can bring a family together. "Having three teenage children who still want to spend time with us in the boat and on the water is priceless," Dan shares. "Living in Okoboji and having access to boats is also great because our friends love to come and visit." Come visit with Dan and his love for boating will rub off on you.
Contact Dan: firstname.lastname@example.org