Employee Spotlight: Dan Anderson

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who’s in the spotlight!

Dan Anderson, PE

Title: Project Engineer

Division: Geotechnical Engineering

Alma Mater: Virginia Tech

Hometown: Midlothian, VA

Birthday: November 25

What 3 words would you use to describe working at DAA?

Fun, exciting, and challenging


Favorite thing about working at DAA?

I enjoy learning new things and methodologies. Others at DAA are experts in their respective fields and always willing to share their knowledge and experiences.


In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out/was your favorite/was challenging?

My first few years at DAA were predominantly spent performing landfill construction quality assurance. Any project with large earthwork and heavy equipment has always interested me. The hands-on experience helped develop my understanding of construction and job-site processes.


Favorite quote or words of wisdom?  

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

Dan and family

Dan and family


What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed with right now?

Shameless and Westworld


Have you been on a recent vacation or trip that you loved?  

Recently visited the Shenandoah National Park with family for hiking and wine tasting.


What was the first concert you ever attended?

Vanilla Ice


Favorite sports team?

Washington Capitals


Is there something you have done that would surprise people?

I was born in Germany and lived in 3 different states before the age of 5 (Army brat).