Dan serves as a Peer Advisor to Johego’s Founder, Michael Kehoe. In this capacity, Dan helps Michael develop, test, and refine tactics and strategies to advance Johego’s objectives.
Dan is the cofounder of Mavuno, a nonprofit organization that empowers local leaders in eastern Congo to end extreme poverty in their own communities. At Mavuno, Dan helps organize communities and build businesses at the grassroots level. Mavuno’s five-step process is designed to place local interests and ingenuity at the center of a community’s development.
Dan served on active duty for seven years as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officer in the U.S. military. He holds worldwide operational experience, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for actions in Afghanistan. Most recently, he served a 2-year tour in South Korea before transitioning to Mavuno full-time. Dan is a passionate leader who believes the Congolese already have the right people, the right talent, and the right ideas – his goal is to simply unlock the doors of opportunity. He currently resides in South Bend, IN with his wife and two sons.