Dan Ralphs is a native of Ukiah, California. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and is pursuing a Master's Degree in Education from George Wythe College. A teacher in training since he was two years old, Dan taught high school Spanish in Mesa, Arizona, after years of working with youth in a number of youth programs including EFY and Youth for America Conferences. He has served with humanitarian organizations in Africa and participated in a Study Abroad Program in the Dominican Republic. He is a golf enthusiast and loves BYU football. He is married to the former Allison Schnepf, and they reside in Cedar City, Utah.