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Dan’s story starts in the small town of Stanwood, WA, where he grew up on Camano Island located in the Puget Sound. He later moved north to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Marketing and Business.
After college, Dan moved to Seattle and began his first job in insurance—cold calling from a call center. He quickly grew tired of same routine day after day and started looking for something new, that’s when now-Vice President of Sales Josh Olin called. “Josh knew me through a family friend and piqued my interest in AIL through the unbeatable commission potential of 50% versus the current 3% I was earning at the time.”
In 2009, Dan interviewed at the Redmond Agency with now-Vice President of Recruiting Rachel Claflin. Rachel recalls, “Dan had great work experience from his previous call center job; I knew when he applied that work ethic to our business, the results would be spectacular.” Dan remembers, “I was hungry for the opportunity I saw in orientation. The video testimonials had me hooked: if they can do it, I can do it.”
Three months into the business, Dan recruited six people in one Friday, thereby earning his Master General Agent promotion. After helping run the Redmond Agency, he moved down the West Coast to re-open the Huntington Beach office. In 2012, he made AIL’s Top 10 at #4, qualifying for President’s and Founder’s Club. A year later, he moved back to Washington and into the Lynnwood office where he was promoted to National General Agent. “It was in Lynnwood, that Jonni Ng was recruited. One of the proudest moments of my career was seeing Jonni make AIL’s Top 10, just like I did.”
Dan looks forward to seeing the next wave of leaders step up into the spotlight. “You can have all this company has to offer, based on your own motivation. You don’t have to wait around, just do it. I come from a lower middle-class background, but now I am able to give my son a lifestyle and opportunities that I never had.”
Dan currently lives in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle with his wife Kristin, son Cohen, and 250 pairs of a rather remarkable shoe collection.