Dan grew up on a dairy farm and credits that background for making it easy for him to understand the importance of the Wisconsin Cheese industry. "I love everything associated with Wisconsin Cheese," he says. Today, Dan holds his Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker certification for Cheddar cheese. He says the program challenged him to try new methods of cheesemaking which will help him make an even better product. Dan currently serves as Cheddar Technical Manager, consistently making and grading award-winning cheeses.