Born and raised near Chicago, Illinois, Dan Weinberg received his B.A. at Hartwick College, his M.A. at California Polytechnic State University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the Fielding Institute. He spent most of his career as an individual and group mental health therapist. Dan also spent two years in the Peace Corps, serving in Kenya.
Upon moving to Montana in 2000, Dan organized the Wave in Whitefish. He did much of the fundraising and planning for the aquatic and fitness center which opened in 2005. From 2005 to 2009, he served as Montana State Senator, chairing the Senate Public Health committee. In 2008, he founded the Montana Innocence Project. He continues to happily serve on its board.