Hi, I'm Dan, a Data Scientist and Database Engineer.

Life is all about spending time doing what you love, spending time with those you love, and trying to make a difference in the world. I have a passion for solving problems and building effective systems. I have over 10 years of professional experience, and have worked in Web Development, Database Engineering and Data Science.

I create insights from data.

I can work end-to-end on a data project, from data acquistion to data transformations to predictive modeling and result monitoring

Database Engineering

Before data can be used, it must be acquired, transformed and manipulated. Putting the systems in place to automate this process is an essential component of a healthly data ecosystem.

Data Science

It's essential to understand your business. Whether it is through Data Analysis or Predictive Modeling, Data Science is all about developing hypotheses and testing those hypotheses.

Data Driven Results

Data Science directly feeds business results. Building great data products and effectively communicating the potential of those products to business leaders, organizations can experience great business results.

Art isn't only a painting. Art is anything that's creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator.

-Seth Godin


Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes - Peter Drucker

Data Science

Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations about nature and the universe. - Wikipedia

Machine Learning
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Data Analysis
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A/B Testing
75% Complete

Database Engineering

Before any analysis or modeling can be performed, data must be prepared into a useable form. I have 7 years of experience performing the role of a database engineer, which has given me the necessary data munging skills.

SQL Server
91% Complete
82% Complete
Amazon Redshift
80% Complete
Integration Services
90% Complete
Talend Data Integration
60% Complete
70% Complete
Data Warehousing
90% Complete
Analysis Services
80% Complete
Cloudera Impala
70% Complete


Tying Data Science and Data Engineering together it one cohesive bundle requires knowing how to program.

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Data Visualization and Reporting

Even the best Data Science can be ineffective if the results can not be efficiently communicated and tracked over time. I have experience creating dashboards, canned reports, web based data products and effective visuals.

90% Complete
Reporting Services
90% Complete
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Other things...

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Daddy Skills

When I'm not working, I'm spending time with my kids.

Diaper Changing
90% Complete
Hide and Go Seek
85% Complete
Toy Cleanup
75% Complete
Hair Braiding
25% Complete


Our past experiences help shape our current state, but our past does not define or limit us.

Feb 1983
  • Born
  • Thanks Mom!
  • 1983-02

Dec 2004
  • Web Application Developer
  • TripleClick Design
  • 2004-12 - 2006-02

Aug 2005
  • Bachelor of Business Administration:
    Computer Information Systems
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • 2001-08 - 2005-05

Oct 2006
  • Database Programmer
  • Pharmacy Data Management, Inc.
  • 2006-01 - 2007-05

May 2007
  • Master of Science:
    Computing and Information Systems
  • Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
  • 2006-01 - 2007-05

Jul 2007
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Progressive Insurance
  • 2007-07 - 2010-04

Apr 2010
  • Database Engineer & Data Scientist
  • Knotice (Acquired by IgnitionOne)
  • 2010-04 - 2015-04

Dec 2014
  • Certificate, Data Science
  • University of Washington
  • 2014-03 - 2014-12

Apr 2015
  • Senior Marketing Data Scientist
  • SolarCity (Acquired by Tesla)
  • 2015-04 - Current