For years, Dan dreamed of being a writer. But life kept getting in the way. So he worked in restaurants, then became a medic. After living in Texas for four years, he decided to move back to the greatest nation in America and go to college. What would he try to learn in an institute of higher learning? What about that thing he'd always wanted to do? To be a writer? So Dan went to community college, then transferred to Chico State. He learned how to write for newspapers and landed at the Chico Enterprise-Record. He now writes several days per week and takes photos the rest of the time. It's pretty much his dream job.