Dan English was born and raised in Coeur d'Alene and has been active in the local non-profit community. He is the current Director of the Area 1 Agency on Aging, a program of North Idaho College.
Dan has been involved at the top leadership level of several local non-profits, including Habitat for Humanity and North Idaho CASA. He founded and served as the original Executive Director of two local non-profits, Anchor House/Idaho Youth Ranch and North Idaho Youth for Christ.
He is the former elected Clerk-Auditor for Kootenai County, Idaho, and served for two years as a City Councilman for the City of Coeur d'Alene and five years as a Trustee for the Coeur d'Alene School Board.
Dan holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Gonzaga University, a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University, and an A.A. Degree from North Idaho Junior College. He has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years. Dan and his wife, Cory, a physical therapist, have three adult children, two of whom served in the military and are Iraq war veterans. They have six grandchildren and are active members of Calvary Lutheran Church.