The Life of Danie Hutchins
Daniel Hutchins serves as an Independent Director at Digital Ally Inc and is aged 60 years.
Hutchens was the lead vocalist for Bloodkin, an alternative rock group formed in 1994. Together with Eric Carter he produced multiple albums. Unfortunately, Hutchens suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in 2016 but managed to overcome its aftermath to return back into studio and live performance work.
Early Life and Education
Dan was a lifelong resident of Watervliet, NY where he and his wife raised their family while building their business and creating memories in their home on Paw Paw Lake. Additionally, they served the community by acting as school trustees and supervisors and attended races together with family. Dan was also an avid NASCAR fan; regularly taking his family along to watch races.
Dan Hutchins was a dedicated member of Husson University, serving on its board of trustees and helping establish an extensive Southern Maine alumni network. Additionally, he was an enthusiastic supporter of arts and music; over time writing songs with Eric Carter under Bloodkin as bandmate to produce multiple albums released together by this duo. Dan passed away peacefully at age 69 on December 5, 2018.
Hutchins has made his mark as a professional in both doubles and singles tennis, reaching his career-high ranking of 33 in May 2009.
Bloodkin was formed when Eric Carter joined in and they released their debut album Good Luck Charm in 1994, making history in Athens music history at that time. On many occasions he also sat-in for Widespread Panic (WSP).
At present, he practices general corporate and securities law. He has represented numerous businesses, such as military contractors, financial services companies, manufacturers and nonprofit entities like religious or community organizations; litigated cases before state and federal courts as well as arbitration tribunals; advised private equity funds on investments; served on numerous boards related to local civic or charitable institutions.
Achievement and Honors
Hutchins is an Army Master Aviator and has earned several medals, such as the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, and Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters.
As a captain in the West Virginia Army National Guard, he is qualified on three helicopter models: OH-58A/C, UH-60A/L and HH-60L. In addition, he completed both Primary Leadership Development Course and Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course training programs.
In 2023, Collins was honored by Texas A&M’s Office of Student Success as an Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students. Collins taught both introductory chemistry and organic chemistry service courses before receiving this honor – it recognizes faculty and staff for their contributions towards student success as well as high impact practices that promote an exceptional first year experience.
Hutchins leaves behind his children Amberly and Zack as well as two brothers and one sister. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and dachshunds.
He served in active duty with the GAARNG until 2000 when he transferred to the WVARNG Counter Drug program. Following this change in position he attended Army Aviation Rotary Wing Flight School before remaining with WVARNG until being appointed State Command Chief in 2004.
Hutchens and Eric Carter formed Bloodkin in 1994 and released their debut LP Good Luck Charm that same year. Bloodkin later influenced fellow Athens-based jam band Widespread Panic who often feature many Bloodkin songs during live performances. Bloodkin released six more albums between 1996 and 2004, while Hutchens also recorded solo projects.
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Hutchins currently serves as Chairman of North Island Ventures, a cryptocurrency-focused venture capital firm. Since 2008 he has made various trades of Digital Ally stock – most recently selling 2,936 units on January 6, 2021.
Hutchins has also served as a volunteer for various charitable organizations, such as the American Cancer Society and United Way. He and his wife Sherry live in Naples, Florida with two children each and are members of Husson University’s Board of Trustees as well as its Southern Maine Alumni Association.