Interview with AYCO Board Member Dan Roberts

By Stacy Gubar

Dan Roberts has been the Treasurer of the AYCO Executive Board since 2018. In that time he has worked closely with the Executive Director, Tara, to oversee and manage AYCO’s finances and keep this wonderful program running as it should. 

His journey towards this respectable position started in 2004 when he began working as a coach in CircEsteem in Chicago. He has since become the Executive Director of this existing program. Additionally, he founded a social circus in Indonesia called the Red Nose Foundation. 

Dan Roberts

He connected with AYCO after attending an AYCO-fest in 2005 as a chaperone. He greatly enjoyed the event and decided to contact the Executive Director of AYCO to see how he could get involved. Dan Robert’s extensive experience allowed him to eventually land the position of Treasurer. 

Despite this high achievement, Dan continues to dedicate his time and energy to his other commitments. Consequently, his decision to resign from his position at AYCO is very understandable since even the most dedicated individuals have only 24 hours in a day. 

Dan expects to still remain involved with AYCO due to his work in other social circus programs and as a member of AYCO. He hopes the program continues to gain support and momentum and he is excited to see what the future holds for AYCO. 

He states that it has been a pleasure to work with the other dedicated circus enthusiasts that make up the AYCO Executive Board. He adds that he is very honored to have been part of this organization. I feel I can speak for us all when I say that the members of AYCO have also been very honored and grateful to have such a wonderful and responsible Treasurer for the past three years. Dan Roberts will be very missed by members of the organization, but we thank him for the hard work he has put in while being an active member of the board and wish him the best of luck in his other endeavors.   

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