Dann was born and raised in Southwest Michigan. After attending Michigan State University and Cal State - Fullerton, he went on to a successful professional baseball career spanning 12 years that included playing for Oakland, Seattle and the Chicago White Sox in the Major Leagues.
When Dann's Baseball career ended, he immediately went to work in the technology sector selling complex systems in the private and government marketplaces. Over 13 years he received multiple awards and accolades from employers and customers alike.
Dann then became a General Manager for a Fiber Optic Design company that implemented high speed internet services across the United States and in several countries.
Most recently, Dann has been an Independent Research Consultant based in Holland, Michigan. He has also served in several capacities for NEP Services, Inc. over the years.
He is an avid Kayak Fisherman, a published writer, father of 3 fantastic children and typically spends his free time enjoying the great outdoors.