About Dan Maloit

Founder of Colorado’s MAD

Dan Maloit is a community activist and single dad of three children aged 11, 9, and 6. Dan moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado Boulder in 2003 and quickly enlisted in the Colorado National Guard and joined Army ROTC. Dan first served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.

After earning his Green Beret, Dan led an A-Team in the 5th Special Forces Group. Dan returned to Colorado in 2015 and has spent five years working in healthcare management and medical device sales. Dan believes that public education is too important to leave in partisan hands and that government programs should be focused, efficient, and have an expiration date.

Dan Maloit is a community activist and single dad of three children aged 11, 9, and 6. Dan moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado Boulder in 2003 and quickly enlisted in the Colorado National Guard and joined Army ROTC. Dan first served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.

After earning his Green Beret, Dan led an A-Team in the 5th Special Forces Group. Dan returned to Colorado in 2015 and has spent five years working in healthcare management and medical device sales. Dan believes that public education is too important to leave in partisan hands and that government programs should be focused, efficient, and have an expiration date.

Dan started organizing parents and advocating for the return to full-time in-person learning in August 2020. Dan initially organized St Vrain Educational Advocates, which grew to over 900 people within six weeks. Shortly thereafter, Dan helped organized similar groups in surrounding districts and create an alliance of different district-level advocacy groups. Dan has built relationships at the district and state level with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to help re-open Colorado’s schools.

Watch Dan’s speech at the SVVSD Board Meeting, “Children Don’t Protect Adults.”

Dan completed two deployments to Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division, was selected for Special Forces training, and earned his Green Beret. During his time in command of a Special Forces Detachment, Dan deployed to Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Qatar.

During his 16-years of uniformed service, Dan has focused on common-sense solutions to persistent problems. Dan brings this same approach to working with schools and government agencies to ensure our children are given the education and world they deserve.

Dan completed two deployments to Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division, was selected for Special Forces training, and earned his Green Beret. During his time in command of a Special Forces Detachment, Dan deployed to Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Qatar.

During his 16-years of uniformed service, Dan has focused on common-sense solutions to persistent problems. Dan brings this same approach to working with schools and government agencies to ensure our children are given the education and world they deserve.