Dan Schwieder currently serves as the Head of Business and Marketing for Idaho Sod Inc where he has assisted the company in accomplishing back to back record revenue years and a significant increase in social media following and assets since joining in May of 2017. Dan previously served as Manager of Paralympic Community Partnerships with the U.S. Olympic Committees Division of U.S. Paralympics influencing and impacting numerous Paralympic Sport Clubs and community based adaptive sport programs to develop resources for individuals with a physical disability or visual impairment to begin their path in Paralympic sport. In addition to a management portfolio of over 300 organizations, Dan also led and participated in projects and task groups that helped develop and published resources such as the American Development Model for Paralympic Sport, U.S. Paralympics Find a Club search engine, Paralympic Sport Coaching Guide and integration of student athletes with a physical impairment to participation on state high school championships. Before joining U.S. Paralympics, he worked as the Paralympic Sport Program Director for the City of Colorado Springs Therapeutic Recreation Program developing multiple sport programs within the region developing a menu of sport opportunities.
Dan is a native of Idaho Falls, ID. He received from BYU-Idaho a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Leadership with an emphasis in Recreational Therapy. He is also a graduate of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Department of Indiana University with a Master of Applied Health and Health Promotion. In addition to these degrees he is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). His passions and enjoyments are back country skiing and almost any sport that involves a ball. He is married to a supportive wife, Rechele, and has two daughters and three sons.