Prior to entering a career in financial services in 1997, Dan studied to become an engineer. After a year at Texas Tech University as an engineering student, he was appointed as a co-op engineering student with General Motors. Dan graduated in 1970 from General Motors Institute, now known as Kettering University. He spent the next 15 years in corporate manufacturing management prior to owning and operating Hayley Tools for 12 years
Dan and his wife, Neva, an Oklahoma native and graduate of Oklahoma State University, have lived in Broken Arrow, OK since 1980. Dan enjoys golfing, fishing, and working in his yard. He is also an active member of Gideons International, an organization of business and professional men who have a passion to share the Word of God with others. Dan and Neva are also active in their local church.