Dan is a Virginia native and a 1981 graduate of Stafford Senior High School. Dan began his auction career at the age of 19, graduating from The Mendenhall School of Auctioneering in High Point, North Carolina, and the National Institute of Real Estate in 1982. Dan's expertise is in real estate auction marketing, but he also has strong knowledge in estate liquidation, personal property, antiques, collectibles, automobiles, and equipment.
Dan is a 2002 graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) at Indiana University, regarded as the highest education available in the auction industry and attained by less than five percent of auctioneers nationwide, and has earned the designation of Certified Estate Specialist. He is a Life Member of both the Virginia Auctioneers Association (VAA), and National Auctioneers Association (NAA), and has served on the VAA Board of Directors.
Dan won the title of "Virginia State Champion Auctioneer" in 2003 and has been a VAA seminar presenter on several occasions. He currently conducts over 200 auctions annually.
Dan is the proud father of three awesome children: Mary, Jacob, and Grace. He resides in Fredericksburg, but spends as much time as possible at his Patrick County mountain cabin "happy place."