Dan Erickson is an adjunct professor of history at Chaffey College and vice president of Union Bank in Rancho Cucamonga, California. He holds B.A. and B.S. degrees from Brigham Young University; an M.A. from California State University, Fullerton; and an M.B.A. from California State University, San Bernardino. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in history at Claremont Graduate University. He has published in the Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, the Journal of Mormon History, and the Welebaethan, and has received Best Article awards from two of these publications. He lives in Riverside, California, with his wife, Jennifer, and four children.