Current Position: photojournalist
Dan Pelle joined The Spokesman-Review in 1985. He currently is a photojournalist in the Photo Department covering daily news and Gonzaga University basketball.
With altocumulus clouds overhead, Dan Allen checks his cell phone after a fire sent his housemate to the hostipal in critical condition, Sept. 9, 2015, near the corner of Empire and Crestline in Spokane, Wash.
Inmates from Airway Heights Corrections Center, from left, Johnathen Harmon, John Zuvela, David Doud and Braeson Haskell await mop up duty on a brush fire, Aug. 28, 2015 near Geirger Boulevard. The team is know as Heights 43.
Miles McQuesten, 5, gazes upon his work of art, Jack the Evil Snowman, Jan. 23, 2015, at his home on west 16th Avenue in Spokane, Wash. The boy and his father, Rick, built the snowman with legs that are constructed from braches and newpapers. The idea the evil snowman came from the internet.
The Men's Elite field cast long shadows as they race down Riverside Avenue durning Bloomsday 2015.
Residents cover their faces as a thick layer of smoke blankets the area of 6500 N. Atlantic, April 12, 2014 in Spokane, Wash. The top floor of their apartment complex was destroyed by the blaze.
Jennifer Akers embraces her son Jeshawn Trammell as they view the fire-damaged units at the Broadway Square Apartments, July 27, 2015, in Spokane Valley, Wash, Their apartment was not damaged but the garage (at far right) where they kept pictures and other items was ruined by water.
Cruz Albisu lets his fingers do the talking. His shop, is small, cluttered space where the Spanish immigrant makes high-quality leather boots and shoes by hand. Albisu worked for White's boots for years, until opening his own business on West Main, in Spokane, Wash., in a space that looks abandoned about half the time. But he's in there in his smock, surrounded by forms and leather, making custom boots for loggers, smokejumpers, cowboys and others.
Molly McKenzie, 17, wanders through a sunflower field bursting with color at the corner of Glen-Grove Stale and Wallbridge, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, near Deer Park, Wash.
Central Valley goal keeper Kendall Findley (1) punches the ball away from Ferris' Terry Cox (18) late in their match, May 6, 2014, at Spokane Fall Community College. CV won the district championship game 1-0.
Okanogan's Jordyn Boesel has tears streaming down her face as she hugs her dad and coach Brian Boesel after beating Wahkiakum in the WIAA 2B Girls Hardwood Classic championship game, March 7, 2015, in the Spokane Veterans Arena. Okanogan won 59-52.
Members of the Gonzaga Bomb Squad perform during a time out at the Dayton game, Nov. 16, 2014, at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
Spokane Shock receiver Mike Washington (7) grabs a TD pass in the second quarter past a diving LaRico Stevenson of the Philadelphia Soul, April 4, 2015, in the Spokane Arena.
Eagles Don Henley and Glenn Frey compare notes before playing Peaceful Easy Feeling at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, May 29, 2015.
Members of the Army National Guard Honor Guard pause during a shuttle ride on to the tarmac, to reflect on the task-at-hand of transfering the body of Korean War Veteran Cpl.Donald Therkelsen, Aug. 6, 2015, at Spokane International Airport. Therkelsen was reported MIA in July 1953 and his remains were found in a mass grave. He was positively identified in Hawaii and returned to Spokane.
Youngsters make a bee-line for the fountain during mid-day at the Duncan Gardens, Aug. 21, 2014, in Manito Park in Spokane, Wash.
Mt. Spokane High School student Lucas Morgan, wearing the school's Wildcat mascot costume, realizes he was just announced Homecoming King during an assembly, Sept. 19, 2014, in the school's gym. Lucas, who has leukemia and downs syndrome, was elected by the students.
Pearl Harbor Survivor Bud Garvin shakes the hands of a Fairchild Air Force Honor Guard member, Dec. 7, 2014, after a ceremony at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the attack that began America's involvement into WWII.
Dusten Nohrman, 18, of Spokane decsends from a postition under the Monroe Street Bridge where he was taking cell phone pictures of the Spokane Rvier runoff at the lower falls, March 11, 2014, in downtown Spokane, Wash. Nohrman emailed the photographs to his girlfriend in Federal Way, Wash., telling her, his viewing the river made him think of her. He said the river is beautiful, spectacular and one of God's creations. He added, like the river, she could be calm or torid.
Participants in the Tour de Fat bicycling event stage their bikes near the start of the 3-mile ride in Fort Collin, Colorado. Thousands of people dress in wild and crazy costumes for the annual fundraiser.
Shelly Aase embraces her dog Mattie Jo as they venture out from their home to view the wind damage on Upton near Milton in north Spokane, Nov. 20, 2015. Aase says the dog has been wrapped inside her coat for reeassurance. Aasue has on a head lamp for light in her darkend house.