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Dan Nelson

Senior HR Manager

Dan has over ten years of experience working in a number of key roles at a leading creative agency in Minneapolis, primarily in account and project management, where he honed his skills in developing and managing business and operations support systems. Dan’s passion for landscape design was inspired by a childhood spent in rural Iowa, where he also developed a farmer’s hearty work ethic that he applies to every undertaking in both his professional and personal life. His passion for landscape architecture and design also led him to Coen+Partners, where he thrives on collaboration, organization, and connecting people to resources in his role as Operations Manager.

After graduating with degrees in Music and the Humanities from the University of Northern Iowa, the call of the city eventually led Dan to Minneapolis, where he has been able to synthesize his love for green spaces, mid-century modernist architecture, and eclectic art into the urban retreat he calls home. An ardent plantsman, Dan spends his personal time creating an enviable garden that harmoniously brings together the wild and the cultivated. He is also a dedicated volunteer and serves on several committees for various local non-profit organizations. He also takes every possible opportunity to travel abroad and enjoys experiencing new cultures, languages, and food, and spending time outdoors