Life in Motion: About Dan Weecks
Dan is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in Public Relations, Marketing, and Operations. He has previously worked as an Airline Captain flying passenger service, as a Certified Flight Instructor teaching people to fly airplanes, and volunteered as a rescue pilot for animals. With a proven track record of driving success for various businesses and organizations, Dan has developed and executed strategic communication plans, managed complex projects, and built high-performing teams that consistently exceeded expectations. Dan’s public relations and marketing experience spans multiple industries including healthcare, aviation, emerging technologies, and education.
In 2023, Dan joined the team at Cypress HomeCare Solutions as the Client Development Manager. He was quickly appointed the Project Manager of the company’s AI Virtual Care Assistant program, driving the development and integration of cutting-edge technology into daily operations of homecare. Throughout 2023, Cypress successfully launched the Virtual Care Assistant powered by Sensi.AI technology, marking a significant stride in the domain of senior care. This innovative system, without the use of cameras, leverages advanced machine learning protocols to analyze ambient sound and vibration data, thereby ensuring the safety, well-being, and independence of aging individuals. By doing this, the team at Cypress has created a new standard model of care for Cypress clients and is continuing to reimagine home care. Dan is passionate about leveraging technology to improve homecare delivery and has an unwavering commitment to providing top-notch services to clients, and is proud to be able to help the Cypress team do this daily. Concurrently, on October 10th, 2023, Dan was appointed as a Member on the Arizona Department of Education’s Career and Technical Education Quality Commission, a position he was personally invited to by Kevin Imes, the State Director for Career and Technical Education at the Arizona Department of Education. This appointment came as a recognition of Dan’s steadfast commitment to economic and workforce development, alongside his advisory role with the Arizona Department of Education.
As the Director of Operations at LiveViral Media, Dan leads the development and implementation of comprehensive marketing and PR programs that support clients’ objectives. These often focus on content creation, website design, and branding strategies to elevate brand reputation and success. He works closely with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment and coherence across all marketing channels and broadcasting services and oversees a talented team of professionals.
Dan has held several volunteer positions in disaster response, marketing, communications, and operations. Notable non-profit organizations he has worked with in a public relations and communications role include the American Red Cross, Companion Pets in Crisis, and the New Life Society. Previous volunteerism as a Director on the Board of 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations includes the New Life Society, Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures, and Mountain Girl Rescue. Dan’s extensive experience with both agency and in-house settings has equipped him with a deep understanding of the industry’s best practices and emerging trends.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Northern Arizona University with an emphasis in Human Resources. Other post-secondary studies include his Associate in Applied Science Degree in Motion Picture/Television Production and a Certificate of Completion in Film Production from Scottsdale Community College, a Certificate in Personal Training from the Athletic Certification and Training Commission, and CMEL/CSEL/CFI/CFI-I Certificates from the Federal Aviation Administration.