Dan graduated from Carleton University (B.Sc. 1968) and U.of T. (B.Sc. Phm. 1971). During his forty two year career as a Pharmacist he practiced retail and hospital pharmacy in Ottawa, Pembroke and Goderich. He purchased Rieck Pharmacy, Goderich in 1978 and practiced as an independent pharmacist/owner until 2001. At that time he sold his pharmacy and continued to practice until entering full time retirement in 2013. Dan now fills his time on the Gateway Center of Excellence in Rural Health board-currently treasurer. He is also engaged in the community as a board member of Engage Huron and sits on the boards of the AM&G Hospital foundation and finance committee. When not attending meetings he enjoys spending time cottaging, biking, flying and skiing.