Dan grew up all over but went to Davis High School in Kaysville. He served an LDS mission in Puebla Mexico. He has 2 daughters and went to SUU.Dan offers his help and his story of recovery with others every day.
Dan has written a book called Black Tar Mormon which gives people hope and helps them to sometimes start their journey to recovery. He will donate one book to a prison inmate for every one that is bought.
Dan is currently working on the board of “10,000 Beds.” “10,000 Beds” was started by Utahn Jean Krisle who was inspired to serve recovering addicts after her son successfully found sobriety. “10,000 beds” persuades high-quality treatment centers around the country to donate beds. Then people who want the help but can't afford it apply online for a scholarship bed.
In 2016, they raised $1 Million in scholarship beds and in 2017 they hit $5 Million, providing beds for hundreds of people seeking treatment. The name “10,000 Beds” came about because their goal is to have donated 10,000 beds by the year 2020 to recovering addicts.
He also writes a blog to help those day to day struggling with addiction. It is called “Keep Hoping People."
Dan won the Community Service Hero Award at the Heroes Recognition Event.
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