Dan is a personal historian, an award winning documentary filmmaker, adult educator, and certified life coach. He has been a documentary filmmaker for the past two decades and has focused on stories of a personal and intimate nature. Labour of Love, broadcast on CBC’s Witness explored the challenges of family caregiving and was the first place winner of the U.S. National Council on Family Relations media awards. His last series for the National Film Board, Bearing Witness broadcast on the Documentary Channel looks at the lives of three individuals who are living with a terminal illness.
Dan assists individuals who want to preserve their family stories so that treasured memories are saved. He offers a wide range of services, which include creating Video Memoirs and Personal History Books as well as offering workshops on writing personal histories and ethical wills.
Dan currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia and is a volunteer with Victoria Hospice.