Dani has always been interested in the Internet, and social media marketing. As a teen, she followed the growth of MySpace and LiveJournal through the early stages of online networking and blogging. She was accepted in the summer of 2004 to the Shad Valley program, at Lakehead University.
With a team, Dani created and patented a company - Thermotek Inc, along with a product - a life preserver that used chemical reactions to warm a body in an emergency situation. Dani gained invaluable marketing and entrepreneurial skills in this program, throughout the month as well as lifelong business connections.