Dan Smith has been in the art preservation and museum fields for over thirty years. He has been with Kohler Foundation, Inc. since 2008, and is currently the senior preservation coordinator. Smith has been responsible for the care and documentation of art works of many important collections by self-taught artists. He also has been involved with preservation efforts of many art environment sites throughout the U.S. including the in-situ preservation of St. EOM’s Pasaquan in Buena Vista, GA; Hartman Rock Garden in Springfield, OH; and the Garden of Eden in Lucas, KS. Dan also serves as the gallery director for the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan overseeing gallery operations and care of its permanent art collection. He received his bachelor’s degree in cinema and photography from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a master’s of art degree in photography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.