Where were you born and where did you grow up?
Invercargill - at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand.
What are your hobbies?
Hiking in the mountains with my dog Len and listening to podcasts about weird stuff!
What has been your greatest outdoor adventure?
I've got a couple - Colca Canyon and the Inca trail in Peru, Canoeing the Ord River in Western Australia.
What did you do before you became a guide?
That's a long story...but this is my second time around being an active guide..basically I've been sitting in an office getting fat for 10 years.
Do you have a favourite quote?
"You can't triple stamp a double stamp" Lloyd/Jim Carey - Dumb and Dumber
Have you studied beyond school? If so in what?
Logistics and supply chain management - NZ Maritime School
“Dan was wonderful. Laid back, personable, great conversationalist, awesome driver, and a strong hiker. He was the BEST at encouraging the 70+ year old we had on our trip to get up to Angeles Hut - pretty sure that was a life changing experience for Jim and Dan made it happen! It was SO cool to see them arrive at the Angeles Hut - a very proud moment for their entire family, and just witnessing it was special to me!”
- K. Morrissey (Billings, Montana, United States), Rimu December 2019
“I've worked in the guiding field and have worked with a lot of different guides. Dan is definitely one of the best and It was a pleasure to get to know him and have him as a guide. Excellent job driving and always made sure we were enjoying ourselves, the list goes on and on absolutely could not have asked for a better guide. Let's not forget an excellent cricket coach! Tell Lenny I say hi Dan!!”
- R. Morrissey (Billings, Montana, United States), Rimu December 2019