Team - The Action Catalyst

Meet Our Team

Dan Moore

Dan Moore, Host

Dan Moore attended Harvard University, where he graduated, with honors, in three years. He also has an MBA, with honors, from Vanderbilt University, where he was named class speaker.

He started in the business world as a university student running his own business in the Southwestern Advantage summer sales and leadership program. He paid his tuition at Harvard by selling educational systems to families, and building sales teams, all through his undergraduate years.

Dan was promoted to District Sales Manager with Southwestern Advantage upon graduation. Among other roles within the company, he also served as Vice-President of Marketing for many years, and was credited with modernizing the company’s Sales School, developing its highly-regarded product line, and helping to launch new businesses within the company. In July of 2007, he was named President of Southwestern.  He serves on the company’s Board of Directors, and is a past Director of the Direct Selling Association.

He is also a Co-Founder and Senior Partner in Southwestern Consulting, which is dedicated to elevating sales globally through transforming the culture of sales and sales leadership within its client companies.

In total, he has taught more than 100,000 people how to sell, how to lead, and how to get on the path toward achieving their goals in life.

He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Business, and speaks regularly to business audiences. But he enjoys much more speaking to university students across North America and Europe.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and piano, and is an avid runner. Since the age of 51, he has completed 21 half-marathons in four countries.

Dan met his wife, Maria, through selling books together when they were students. She is from Portugal, they have been married for 39 years, and they have three adult children.

Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones, Producer

What does one do after growing up on a raspberry farm in Oregon? Well, Amanda headed about as far East as she could (NYC) to graduate from AMDA, The New School, and the two year Maggie Flanigan Meisner program. Amanda spent 12 years in New York, acting, writing and producing. She now resides in Nashville, while producing podcasts.  In her spare time, she continues to collaborate with New York writer, Matthew McLachlan, who wrote the play she last starred in Off-Broadway in 2017 titled Orion.

Jacob Carey

Jacob Carey, Sound Designer

Jacob is a musician, engineer, and sound editor residing in Nashville, TN. Originally an Oregonian, Jacob now considers Nashville his new home. He is enamored with this city as it is simply bursting at the britches with musical kin. His love affair with music and all things audio goes back to his kid-days at church where he could be found lurking by the soundboard or helping carry out drums, amps and guitars after service. He likes wearing all of the hats now ranging from composer, producer, engineer and post production editor. He’s never met a guitar he didn’t like and considers sound production to be a fascinating obsession.