Dan Whitten is a naturalist living in the Spartanburg County since 1980. He graduated from Auburn University with a BS degree in Wildlife Management. He retired from Michelin North America after 30 years and began to renew his study of nature by taking the Upstate Master Naturalist Class in 2008 and the Catawba Master Naturalist Class in 2010, and the Lowcountry Master Naturalist class in 2016. He became a SC State Certified Naturalist in 2014. He serves on the boards of the SC Native Plant Society (currently as programs chairman), Friends of Jocassee, the Tyger River Foundation, and was with the Foothills Conservancy from 2012 until 2018. He works part time as a naturalist guide with Jocassee Lake Tours, a hiking guide with Jocassee Lake Tours and other organizations, and as a Poll Manager with Spartanburg Co. Election Commission.
Dan and Sherrie have 2 married daughters with 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.