Life in Motion: About Dan Weecks
Dan is a public relations expert with a focus on content creation. Dan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and an Associate’s Degree in Motion Picture Production. He has had the privilege of working on diverse projects during his career, from digital security consulting to serving as a Public Information Officer for various organizations. Dan’s passion for volunteering and public service has led him to work with disaster response agencies, animal rescues, and non-profit organizations, where he helped secure funding, donations, and partnerships.
During the early years of his carer, Dan worked with elected officials, dignitaries, and well-known figures like John McCain, Muhammad Ali, and Secretary Barbara Barrett. His focus shifted from working with public administration and small business clients to non-profit corporations and government agencies. He now enjoys working mostly with private clients but remains grounded and focused on his commitments to accessible education, animal rights advocacy, and public service.
Some of Dan’s achievements as a published writer, inventor, and filmmaker at a young age resulted from his family’s support and encouragement, and are evidence of his passion for helping his community. As a voluntary education and culture initiative, Dan lectured in both English and German at high schools and universities in Austria and Germany in the early 2010s, with appearances at local Arizona schools since. As a lightning strike survivor, Dan is passionate about health and fitness, which led him to serve on the Board of Directors for a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, the New Life Society, that provided support and educational services for organ and tissue transplant recipients and donor families. Additional voluntary 501(c)(3) non-profit Board appointments in the past have included the Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures and Mountain Girl Rescue. Dan’s passion for health and fitness motivated him to become a nationally certified personal trainer and publish a book, Bodybuilding Anywhere. The publishing of his book and his volunteerism with animal welfare led to him being cast in the 2018 season of American Ninja Warrior, where he competed as the Puppy Pilot Ninja at the Jurassic World Night.