Dan has been hiking since he was a teenager in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont. He loves all things gear-related, and thanks to his trusty 950 fill power 7D/7D Revelation, he carried a sub-10lb base weight on his 2018 thru-hike of the Superior Hiking Trail. Before starting at EE, he worked at REI in St. Louis, MO and taught ultralight backpacking courses. After work, he plays RPG video games on his home built PC, and hangs out with his fiancée and his Shih Tzu Marty. He is also a former comic book and game store manager, and loves all things nerdy! He has nearly every Star Wars Lego set made. The Dork Side is strong with this one. Contact Dan.