Dan is a fisheries scientist working to restore sea-run fish to the Penobscot River on behalf of the Penobscot Indian Nation. This mission is accomplished by; coordinating research, active fisheries management activities and representing the Penobscot Indian Nation in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s world of hydroelectric re-licensing and studies, all in collaboration with federal and state fisheries agencies. Habitat restoration projects on Tribal trust lands are also a key component to this effort. The PIN has been able to secure funding and technical support from multiple Non-governmental Organizations and federal agencies to accomplish a myriad of stream connectivity restoration projects within the Penobscot River watershed. Dan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at the University of Maine, and worked the first 10 years of his fisheries career as a fisheries biologist helping to restore Atlantic salmon to Maine as part of the Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission and the Maine Department of Marine Resources.