Dan Salamone

Dan Salamone

Lead Restoration Technician

Dan was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. His lifelong love for the environment led him to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management and later a Professional Science Master’s in Energy Management, both from Southern Illinois University. Dan has experience in grant writing, which he obtained while interning for the State of Illinois’ Energy and Recycling Office, as well as waste vegetable oil to biodiesel experience. Dan is an avid hiker, and that love is what made him focus his career on environmental conservation and restoration. “Although I loved working in the energy sector, I knew in my heart I belonged in nature getting my hands dirty,” says Dan. “I am now doing my dream job working with Laguna Canyon Foundation.”