Welcome to Collateral Creators.


Hi! Thanks for visiting Collateral Creators, which is owned and operated by Dan Tobin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

I’m the Director of Marketing and Communications for a Pennsylvania region of a national nonprofit. I’m also an avid cyclist and “advanced amateur” photographer.

This site provides a place for me to share some of my adventures, whether I’m discussing a new cycling route or showing a photo from a successful shoot.


Dorothea Lange reminded us that “the camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” The following galleries contain images I have taken over the past several years in my attempt to capture what I see when looking through the viewfinder.


Two Days to Two-Factor

For those of us “older folks” who remember a time before computers and the internet, the start of this “new age” of technology was actually pretty easy – just use the same username and password for every website… all set! Well, fairly quickly we realized (at least I hope we [all] realized… image of the …

Recharge and Renew

It’s that time of year again; time to hit the reset button on the odometer and begin anew. But, are we really starting over from zero, or are we actually course-correcting during a much longer journey?

In Search of the WOW

This past week, my brother, his brother-in-law, and I traveled to Tioga County to bike and hike what is commonly referred to as The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Avid cyclists, we rented a cabin a few miles outside of Wellsboro, where we had easy access to bike and hike the Pine Creek Rail Trail and …


Due to the shear amount of spam that comes through the contact page, I have opted to delete the contact form altogether.