Dane received a Bachelor of Design degree from the University of Alberta. After a short period of custom furniture work, he followed an opportunity to Boston, where he worked as one of Boston Dynamics’ first Robotic Technicians. This work spanned over several years, allowing Dane to develop a breadth of fabrication skills and materials knowledge.  Within his final two years at the company Dane lead a team of technicians through the build of their first fleet of ATLAS humanoid robots, for a D.A.R.P.A. Robotics Challenge attended by companies and universities from around the world.  After leaving Boston, Dane founded Retrobound in Vancouver, BC, operating a small workshop.  He has spent time designing and building modern and revived furniture for current and future generations.  He also works as a freelance Industrial Designer, engineering hand held and industrial products for local entrepreneurs and small businesses.

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