Danny has been the interim executive director at The Dental Foundation of Oregon, Northwest Documentary, Enlightened Theatrics in Salem, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition, The Community Alliance of Tenants and most recently has directed a team of 64 Covid Contact Tracers as the Deputy Director of Clark and Skamania Counties for the Public Health Institute.   He has worked with all of these organizations on transition planning and search and hiring of a new executive director as well as strategic planning, fundraising, human resources and board development.

Past work assignments include: Executive Director of the Dance Palace in Point Reyes CA, Performing Arts Director for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Executive Director for the historic Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Longview, Washington. In the San Francisco Bay Area he worked as Managing and Artistic Director of Make A Circus and Vaudeville Nouveau and Entertainment Director and Minister of Fun for the Harvest Festival. Danny’s performing experience includes shows as an actor, juggler and circus performer at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, performing at Lincoln Center with the Flying Karamazov Brothers, Make A Circus and The Magic Theatre and was a co-producer of the San Francisco New Vaudeville Festival.  

Danny and his wife Maria own Begin Pilates and Yoga at NE Fremont & 24th where he teaches classes including “Yoga for the Inflexible Guy” and “Meditation and Yoga for Chronic Pain”.

Danny Mankin