Over the course of his life, Dan Mistich has worked as a pizza delivery person, a clerk at a movie rental store, an ice truck driver, a tour manager, a university professor, a bouncer at a bar, and a scanner (yes, someone that scans paper -- he's been paid to do that). These days, he writes and lends his communications acumen for a wide range of clients. In his spare time, Dan enjoys watching TV and film, listening to records and live music, reading, playing trivia, and making up excuses to not exercise.
Dan was born and raised in Washington, West Virginia, a small town just south of the booming metropolis of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Upon graduating high school, Dan attended Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Political Science. While enrolled at Marshall University, Dan also served as an intern in the United States Senate in the Washington, D.C. office of Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV.
Following his time at Marshall, Dan received his Master of Arts in Communication & Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York before serving as Visiting Assistant Professor in that department, teaching courses in political communication, argumentation, and public speaking.
After moving to Athens, Georgia, Dan completed doctoral coursework in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Georgia. During his time at the University of Georgia, he began contributing to a number of publications writing about music and local news.
Along with his twin brother, Dan also serves as co-curator of Twin Cousins Records, a West Virginia-based record label whose releases have generated buzz from media outlets such as NPR Music, PopMatters, Bucket Full of Nails and other nationally-recognized music blogs and publications.
In case you were wondering, the best pizza that Dan has ever tasted is the Mutiny on the Bounty (no mushrooms) at Argosy in the East Atlanta Village. If you visit Atlanta or live nearby and do not try it, he feels very sorry for you.
If you're close to the Atlanta and Athens, Georgia areas and would like to meet him for a coffee, beer, or pizza, send him an email.