Dan joined the United States Army after high school, graduating from the US Army School of Engineering with Honors. He proudly served as a Sergeant attached to the Americal Division in Vietnam. Continuing his engineering experience from the military, Dan furthered his education in Colorado and earned his degree in Sanitary Engineering. Dan spent time with Public Service Company of Colorado and as a Union negotiator for the Local IBEW, before becoming the City Manager for the newly formed City of Evergreen. Dan was then recruited to serve as National and International Director for a Geological Oil and Gas Exploration Service Company, assisting in the education and development of new technologies in exploration drilling.
Dan began his recruiting career with Management Recruiters International in the Corporate Banking business during the challenging Savings and Loan Crisis in the 1980's, assisting banking institutions rebuild their human capital need. After several years as one of the top billers and trainer for the MRI recruiting teams, Dan went back to his roots to focus on Engineering and established Hygun Group, Inc.
On a personal note Dan is an avid Martial Artist (7th Degree Black Belt, Korean Karate, 6th Degree Okinawan Karate and a Weapons Master) and has served as a National Chief Referee for the United States Amateur Athletics Union, Tae Kwon Do Associations and has gone on to develop a nationally recognized womens self defense course known as A.C.T. (Assailant Control Techniques) for women.
Lisa Tobin is the Director of Human Services and comes to the Hygun Group with seventeen years of professional experience in executive administrative and financial support in various areas of business. Lisa continues to support C-level, senior-level and mid-level management personnel and previously supported in such fields as the construction, educational, franchise management, and medical industry. Her vast background in the support capacity has afforded her the opportunity to work within general business operations both on the human resource and financial support areas. She has been instrumental in streamlining the operations within these varied fields and has been successful in implementing financial controls and organizational protocols within the companies she has worked with during her career. Lisa Tobin is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a BS in Clothing, Textiles and Design.
Jennifer Farmer, obtained her M.S. degree from Suffolk University, Boston, MA, in Mental Health Counseling and her B.S. degree in Psychology at the University of Florida. She has over 15 years experience in helping individuals, groups and businesses with growth and instructs organizations on how to manage change. She joined Hygun Group Leadership Solutions team in 2008 and was promoted to the position of Director Leadership Solutions Program in 2011. Through her years of experience, she brings a strong expertise in executive coaching, strategic management evaluation and hiring oversight. Her skills have helped our clients and candidates implement not only their skill set awareness, but enhance work place performance. Her counseling background also helps set strategic plans for leadership improvement and succession planning. Additionally, she has also worked in private practice, directed programs for public, local county and state agencies; as well as managed Medicare programs and supervised clinical staff. Her strengths and experience as a License Professional Counselor and consultant to local and national businesses, has given Jennifer a strong insight to Human Capital improvement.