Throughout Dan's childhood he was always good with his hands. He was constantly taking things apart and putting them back together. While in college, Dan worked part time with a shipper. Dan's responsibilities were to package delicate items for shipment. This was a challenge for Dan because packaging delicate items took skill to prevent any claim for damage during transport. Dan used his handiness to construct intricate packaging techniques for delicate items.
Upon graduation Dan worked at the art museum as the head of exhibit installation and packaging/transport. Dan was at the art museum for a total of nine years. While at the museum, Dan created a new system of packaging the art work which was far more protective and cost effective than the old system. This new system was so much of an improvement over the previous method that other museums across the company paid Dan to travel to their museum and give demonstrations to his technique. In the Fall of 2000 Dan decided that he was going to leave the museum and start his own company.
Dan will be The Art Sentry's only employee.