Dan S is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades. As long as he has been able, he has been writing songs and stories to entertain his friends. Dan S is an avid reader and a talented musician. After high school Dan attended the prestigious music school at the University of North Texas studying jazz and music theory. After college Dan S moved to Chicago to pursue his love of music, playing blues and soul in many of the top clubs in the city. He has performed at Buddy Guy's Legends, The Kingston Mines, and even The Chicago Blues Festival, sharing the stage with such luminaries as Dave Specter and Ronnie Baker Brooks.
While music was not paying the rent Dan S gained an extensive knowledge of food and wine, working as a bartender in some of the top restaurants in downtown Chicago. He quickly earned a reputation for his unique and playful wine descriptions and before long was responsible for writing the wine list. His insightful and interesting descriptions encouraged customers to try something they may have been reticent to try, and the establishment was able to stock a more diverse and adventurous selection of wines.
While working in the service industry, Dan S earned a degree in economics, graduating summa cum laude from Portland State University. He is currently working in finance, using his writing skills to make high-level financial concepts digestible for governments and institutional investors alike. The opportunity to write professionally has been challenging and rewarding. Dan S is excited to take his love of narrative and descriptive composition and transform it from a hobby to a profession. He is committed to helping others not only communicate their ideas, but do so in a way that engages and excites an audience.
Dan S specializes in narrative and descriptive writing. He loves finding the exact word or the perfect phrasing that takes writing from good to great.
Whether it be playing, listening or attending performances Dan S loves music. Lately Dan S has been attending the opera and symphony regularly, but still frequents dive bars to hear blues and country. Dan S also loves his rescue dog Pickles, and spends much of his free time taking Pickles on adventures exploring all of the wonderful hiking trails the Northwest has to offer.
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