Humans of DBR: Dan Milgrim

Name: Kevin Dan Milgrim (Just call me Dan) A.K.A Tinkerer

DBR Title: Director of Science & Technology

Office: Dallas, Texas

Hometown: Frankston, Texas

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" When I have the chance to spend time on a project in my workshop, the hours just slip by. Whether it's working on a cabinet, fixing a broken tool, restoring an old motorcycle or building a toy, the hours just glide by without notice. "

Before working at DBR, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I was an Engineering Manager for the WETF (Weapons Engineering Tritium Facility) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Very high levels of security. Very secret work. Fascinating history and technical challenges.

How do you define success?
I think success can be achieved in many ways. Being respected in your chosen field of endeavor is the best kind of success.

What did you want to be when growing up?
I always wanted to be an Engineer! My Dad and both my brothers worked in construction. Being around that and working with them during the summers and so forth, made me really appreciate what an education could do for me and I was always intrigued by how things worked and were put together. 

What is the first concert you attended?
This will date me for sure! I went to a "Nitty Gritty Dirt Band" concert my junior year in high school. The warm up act was a little-known comedian who wore a white suit and had a joke arrow sticking out of his head... his name was Steve Martin.

What book did you read last?
I read the Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov. I have always been a Sci-Fi fan, but I had never read those three. You can see a lot more elements of more modern science fiction in them, from Star Trek to Star Wars!

What is the weirdest job you've ever had?
I once worked at a turkey hatchery. We put fertile turkey eggs in incubator ovens and kept them at constant temperature and humidity until they hatched into chicks. We then pulled them out and sent them to farms. 

Where were you born?
I was born in Yuma, Arizona.