Hometown: Mountain Lakes, NJ
Dan Abendschein is the local editor for Altadena Patch. He has been working as a reporter since first publishing freelance journalism work at several weekly papers on Maui in 2004, and has worked as a full-time journalist in Southern California since 2007.
Originally from New Jersey, Dan Abendschein has lived in Southern California since 2005. Dan spent five years of his childhood in Stockton, CA., and seems to keep moving back to the Golden State.
He completed his undergraduate work at Pomona College in 2002, majoring in Linguistics/Cognitive Science.
After that, Dan spent several years working odd jobs and traveling, living in Washington state and on the island of Maui, while visiting Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Australia, and Central America.
He returned to Southern California in 2005, to attend the University of Southern California's journalism program at Annenberg, received a master's degree in 2007. He then went to work for the San Gabriel Valley Tribue, and later moved to the Pasadena Star News.
Dan is an avid hiker and biker, and lives northeast of the intersection of Washington and Hill, near the part of Altadena that streches down to Washington. He lives with his wife Robin, and his two cats. He can frequently be seen hiking up to Echo Mountain and biking the steep hills of Altadena.