Dan has had a life-long passion for historic buildings, sketching them at an early age, and later taking every opportunity to seek them out when he travels in the USA and abroad. He and his wife Veronica have been working to restore a 1840s farmhouse in North Yarmouth for over 30 years! His professional career began as an advertising Art and Creative Director in New York City in 1977, and he worked in advertising for 40+ years at different NY and Maine agencies including Mercy Hospital, Hancock Lumber, Oakhurst Dairy, University of Maine, WEX, Casco Northern Bank, Amatos, and Holy Donuts. While employed by Burgess Advertising in Portland, he developed Tate House Museum’s current logo. Dan has received several awards for his work in advertising including the Joan Dow Award for creative excellence, the Conwell Award for lifetime achievement in advertising, and several Broderson awards.