Dan Flynn was the founding executive director of the UC Davis Olive Center from 2008 to 2021, a global leader in olive research and education. He oversaw olive oil production for UC Davis as part of the center’s self-supporting activities and is the former owner and manager of an organic farm in the Sierra foothills.
Dan served as a consultant to members of the California State Senate and Assembly from 1985 to 2004 in a variety of policy areas. He serves as global ambassador for the World Olive Center for Health in Athens and is an advisor for the Hellenic Center of Excellence in Health and Wellness.
Dan lives in Sacramento, California and enjoys bread baking, biking and reading. He is married to Karen and they have two grown sons doggedly pursuing screenwriting in Hollywood.