Dan is Manager for the Association's Sentinel Plant Network*. He recruits new members for the program, organizes the Sentinel Plant Network's professional development workshops and mobilizes public gardens to scout their collections for pests and diseases.
In addition, Dan also leads the Association's youth education program, Plant Heroes*, which engages young audiences about the importance of forest health and plant protection. Dan also represents the American Public Gardens Association on the steering committee for the Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases.
*Both the Sentinel Plant Network and Plant Heroes fall under the Association's umbrella program, the Plant Protection Program.