Dan is a 4th generation Austinite raised in SouthWest Austin.  He and his family has been involved in Ranching, Real Estate and Development for much of his life and they raise Longhorns and Watusi cattle out at their home in Spicewood.

Dan and his wife Vickie Gaudin Bauerle have 4 grown children and 4 beautiful grand-kids.

Dan recently retired from the family business and Vickie retired from Austin Independent School District and UT which leaves time to continue their varied interests in education, investments and volunteering.

Dan joined Candlelight Ranch in May 2019 and will be chairing the Ranch Committee along with Don Barr.