Dan has paddled canoes all his life and participated in the first canoe building course ever offered at North House. His talent as a canoe builder and restoration specialist has quickly grown -- an inspiring example of what happens to you when your hobby becomes a way of life. Dan (a.k.a. the tree man) and his wife Ann run Dann Craft, a traditional craft-focused business. In fall, all boat building temporarily ceases as the call of the outdoors requires his undivided attention.