Staff Profile: Dan Brown

Staff Position: Instructional Technology Support Specialist

Hometown:  Nederland, Texas

Favorite food: Steak, baked potato and Merlot.

Favorite movie: I guess Titanic; I’m a romantic at heart.

How long have you been with Schreiner? Where were you prior? I've been with Schreiner since 1997.  Prior to that, I spent twenty years in the US Navy Submarine Service. Strategic Weapons (i.e.. Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles) was my warfare specialty. In between the sea tours, I served on various staffs stationed everywhere from California, Hawaii, Nebraska, Florida, Connecticut. Hawaii was always my favorite-- did three tours there for a total of 6-1/2 years. As for time under water, I added it up once and I spent a little over 3.5 years submerged.

Why do you like Schreiner?  For me Schreiner is an ideal place to work; it is not a, “Pressure Cooker” environment. True to the school’s mantra “All Learn, All the Time,” I have had the opportunity to learn a variety of computer software, including the latest graphic and video editing software.

What Schreiner events do you enjoy?  I really enjoy the annual, “Ride for the Cure” that the Bicycle Team sponsors. I always come out and ride with them.

Favorite books: Tom Clancy’s earlier works; "Hunt for Red October" -- "Patriot Games" -- "Sum of All Fears." On the lighter side, I’ve read all of Edgar Rice Burroughs "Man of Mars" series and am currently reading H. G. Wells "War of the Worlds."

Favorite vacation spot: The Beach

Favorite music: Bare Naked Ladies, Alannah Myles, Led Zeppelin

What do you like to do during your weekends?  I kayak, bicycle, and work in the yard. In the evenings I spend a lot of time, “dinking” at the computer trying to hone my skills. (There’s that learning thing again).

Is there any particular advice you give to students? “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” (Aristotle 384-322 B.C.).