Dan joined the PbS coaching team in 2016, continuing a career in juvenile justice of over 37 years. Dan started his career working with Hispanic youth in a community based organization in Utah. This work involved residential and outpatient models that served as alternatives to secure confinement.
Dan left this agency to take a position with the state Juvenile Court system as a manager developing treatment and intervention program models. This work then led to his becoming the Deputy Director of Utah’s Youth Correction system, the Division of Juvenile Justice Services. After serving in this capacity for several years, he was then appointed as the Director, and served for over 6 years.
When he left government service, he continued work in juvenile services becoming the CEO of Cornerstone Programs Corp. This private entity provides detention, supervision and treatment programs for juveniles.
As part of his career in juvenile justice, he has served on numerous local, State, and national public policy committees and commissions. Included in these activities were testimony to a congressional subcommittee on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF), and a policy analysis paper on Disproportionate Minority Confinement.
Dan has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and did graduate work in Educational Psychology.