firstname.lastname@example.org Dan came to Santa Barbara while pursuing his PhD in Engineering from UC Santa Barbara. A naturalist and birder, Dan transitioned from the private sector in 2003, starting as a volunteer. He has worked in every capacity at Wilderness Youth Project: helping in the camp kitchen, leading programs, and taking on the role of Program Director. Dan has been Executive Director since 2008. On weekends, you can find Dan outdoors with his family at Ellwood Beach or the Santa Ynez River.