Aaron Daniel Rafael Sage was born in Loudonville, the canoe capital of Ohio and become an Eagle Scout. Dan's parents have always called him by his middle name and it stuck throughout his life.

Dan met his wife, Michelle, while they were students at Akron University. They will celebrate their 13th anniversary in November and have three kids, aged 11, 8 and 6. The youngest, a boy, is a lot like Dan, and therefore is likely to be trouble.

In 1997, Dan and Michelle bought the insurance agency founded by Michelle's father.

A key event in Dan's life was the day he resisted his usual temptation to removed his seat belt when he was out of his parents' sight. Moments later he crash his car into the woods, but was saved by his seat belt and by the grace of God.