As Associate Director of Development Communications, Dan strategically supports St. Olaf’s Development, Donor Relations, and Advancement teams in sharing the impact that Oles and donors create together. As a writer and giving professional, he has worked over 20 years in nonprofit and higher education advancing individual and institutional support for the arts and learning. Dan joined St. Olaf in 2015.

Areas of interest and expertise

  • Donor-centric communications and storytelling

  • Communications strategy and planning

  • Impact measurement and reporting

  • Proposal development

  • Creative writing


  • M.F.A. Colorado State University (2002)

  • M.A. Kansas State University (1999)

  • B.A. Creighton University (1996)

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