The GARE Operations Data Manager and Trainer supports the GARE Team and Membership through partnering with multiple teams to determine programmatic needs and draw connections. The role collaborates to craft policies, procedures, and infrastructures to meet those needs. This interdisciplinary role stays connected and engaged with facilitated training to empower working alongside the Learning Strategies Director on the self-paced learning project as well as in cultivating teammates in internal learning and development.Dan has consulted for the GARE Operations team for over a year already, bringing integrity, strategic thinking, and a learning lens to all things Operations and beyond. His roots are in the Minnesota nonprofit sector, where he volunteered, worked, and served as board member for several nonprofits. Dan maintains a penchant for learning and personal/professional development – and is currently working towards a ‘train the trainer’ certification from the University of Minnesota.Dan is deeply passionate about learning, music (specifically percussion), and rugby. He is an instructor for the Eastview Marching Band, directs the Eagan Winter Drumline, and travels across the US as a rugby referee. In his free time, he likes to try and convince folks that Taco Bell is worthy of their discretionary fast food dollars.