Dan Ohlson Joins ExtraFood’s Board of Directors
February 23, 2016
We're delighted to welcome Dan Ohlson to ExtraFood.org's Board of Directors.
Dan was born and raised in Northern California and has lived in Marin with his wife, Susan, for over 43 years. He is a local businessman who has developed real estate, owned and operated restaurants, and a self-storage business in Marin. He owned and operated Phyllis’ Giant Burgers which he sold in the early 1980s. He then went on to open Half Day Cafe in Kentfield and operated it for 13 years. He sold it to his daughter, who still operates it. Half Day Cafe will be celebrating its 30 year anniversary in May 2016.
Dan has an undergraduate degree in Economics from UC Berkeley. In his early career, he worked for United California Bank and as a retail broker for Merrill Lynch in San Francisco. In 1969, Dan entered the restaurant business by moving to Atlanta to open the second restaurant for Victoria Station, a startup restaurant chain which grew to over a hundred units nationally. His last responsibilities for the company were scouting restaurant locations in the eastern United States.
He has been actively involved in the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, both as a volunteer and a member of various boards.
Dan and Susan have three children and six grandchildren. Two of their children own and successfully operate their own restaurants.
Dan was one of ExtraFood's first volunteers, and brings to our Board much wisdom, experience, and passion for our mission. We feel lucky to have him join our Board.