Dakota's final year at Penn College was punctuated by his team's back-to-back first-place finishes in the Baja endurance competition.
"Those who say that when you work doing what you love, it doesn’t feel like work at all are far off from reality. Work is still work. A machine failure is still stressful even if that machine is producing a product you are passionate about. In those moments where circumstances seem hopeless, and failure imminent, it is the passion at your core which will give you the strength to persevere and achieve what seemed at one point impossible."