I hardly knew Dan, only having met him twice at the market. But his demeanor left an instant impression on me. I felt like he was a genuine person, very kind and certainly passionate about his work. I just heard the news today and was struck with such sadness for our community’s loss of this very special person. It is easy to see that he was a very inspirational person to everyone that knew him well, I wish I could have gotten to know him better. I hope that somehow his ‘legacy’ of Flatlander Chocolate continues through someone that worked closely with him; not only because he made fabulous and interesting chocolate, but also because I think his mission was so important and inspirational.
I’m so sorry for the loss his family and close friends are experiencing. Would it be odd for a near stranger to participate in his memorial ride?