Dan Leighton has been leading Sierra Club outings since 2001, and has traveled extensively in a wide variety of countries across the globe. He particularly enjoys exploring beyond the tourist spots to better appreciate a location. With a background in environmental engineering and water resources, he brings an in-depth perspective on conservation issues and the environment to every trip. When not traveling or leading trips, Dan works as a technology consultant where he says his job is to "explain complicated things." Dan lives in Truckee, California.