Dan began his professional career as a sixth grade school teacher for the Irvine Unified School District, in Irvine, California. As a grade school teacher, he was honored with the Climate Creator of the Year award, and was a finalist for The National Teacher of the Year Award. He received a California Life Teaching Credential in 1981.
From this background in public education, Dan entered the video & film industry in 1981 by starting a video production company in his garage. As a peace offering to his wife, Debbie, he promised his new home video camera would pay for itself. From this humble beginning, Dan started videotaping weddings and video yearbooks. Within a year, not only had Dan given up his teaching position, but his former school district was one of his major clients. Dan quickly built a solid client base with a great and energetic staff.
In 1986, Dan was hired to shoot the playoffs between the Boston Red Sox’s and California Angels at Anaheim Stadium. Dan went on to do many projects with the Angels and the city of Anaheim.
By 1990, his company had evolved into a 12,000 square-foot editing facility in Anaheim, California. As president, Dan found himself having less and less time to participate in production, spending the majority of his time in administrative tasks. Since producing is his true love, he liquidated his interest in the facility and formed a new production company!
In August of 2000, Dan's company moved to South Bay Studios in Long Beach. The company has expanded with two editing suites and HD post capabilities. The synergy and creativity of this team offer great focus to the projects that Moving Images helps create. It’s this team that has won several awards and always delivers an exceptional product.
Dan has been married to Debbie, a sixth grade school teacher in Fullerton, for 35 years. They have two children, Chris 30, and Danielle, 29. Dan's production company donates a yearly project to a non-profit organization and remains active in causes for children. Enjoying his family’s historical tie to baseball, (Dan’s great uncle is in the baseball Hall of Fame), Dan has an extensive collection of baseball memorabilia that is displayed in the editing suites.
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