Dan Riker


Dan Riker moved to Anchorage in 1955.  After graduation for Anchorage High School in 1960, he attended Seattle University, and later joined IBM as a Field Engineer.  Dan returned to Anchorage in 1964, where he continued his career with IBM, and later taught computer related subjects for ACC/UAA. After retiring from IBM, Dan formed a software consulting firm with offices in Oregon and Washington. He presently lives in Portland, Oregon, returns to Alaska yearly, and continues to work as an independent consultant to oil field service companies.

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It was a gorgeous day for Alaska, or for most any other place I can imagine. Mom, my best friend Jack, and I had driven north from Anchorage to Big Lake. Even then, Big Lake was primarily a weekend, or summer retreat from the relatively fast paced life of Anchorage. Read more.