About US


PrePlanLive is a Michigan-based Immersive Technology company founded upon the principles of strategic thinking, professionalism, and proactive design. Our team is comprised of first responders, seasoned legal experts, top education professionals, and threat and vulnerability mitigation specialists with extensive experience in planning for – and responding to – the worst possible public safety scenarios. The lessons learned by our team through these experiences resulted in the development a first-of-its-kind technology solution that mitigates – and eliminates where possible – unnecessary public safety risks by enabling and enhancing emergency preparedness planning and response through Enhanced Situational Awareness. Our team fosters the development and integration of specialized technologies that enhance emergency preparedness and drive positive outcomes during incident response activities. 

01.  Strategic

At PrePlanLive, we combine cutting -edge immersive technology with the information needs of facility owners, administrators, and First Responders – and deliver that information to create Enhanced Situational Awareness.

02.  Professional

Our team is comprised of:  first responders with decades of experience; preeminent legal professionals; seasoned law enforcement officers; top-tier education professionals; and combat-tested military veterans with backgrounds in counterintelligence and special operations. 

03.  Proactive

Prepare to respond – not react. Our goal is to place world-class preparedness and response technologies into the hands of those who need it – the people who must plan for, and respond to, the worst case scenarios.  By leveraging the latest immersive technologies and our proprietary platform, we aim to decrease the time between ‘orientation’ and ‘action’ in the “Orientation, Observation, Decision, Action” loop.   

Daniel T. Flanders

Daniel T. Flanders

Founder, Director of Operations & Development

Dan is a veteran firefighter/paramedic who has responded to thousands of emergency callouts over his 21+ year career. He is also a member of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, where he serves as a SWAT Medic and technical advisor for a leading SWAT teams in the nation. Dan is a practicing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist – with a particular interest in trauma/emergency anesthesia – as well as an Instrument Rated Pilot with more than 1,200 hours of flight time. Dan’s lifelong passion for service, and the experience he has gained through his diverse background, led him to create the PrePlanLive SaaS application to improve outcomes in the emergency response community. He holds both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from Oakland University. Dan and his wife are the proud parents of two boys, 8 and 9.

Craig D. LaPine

Craig D. LaPine

Director of Emergency Response Planning

Craig is a retired U.S. Marine with 21 years of experience planning, managing, and executing national security operations, vulnerability assessments, and Physical Security Surveys. As a Senior Advisor to commanders ranging from the Commanding Officer, Marine Helicopter Squadron One to the U.S. Marine Corps Director of Intelligence, Craig has earned the reputation of a technical expert regarding intelligence and counterintelligence matters, as well as antiterrorism/force protection efforts and physical security connected to the Presidential airlift mission. With extensive technical and tactical expertise, Craig brings a unique understanding of complex threat scenarios and potential response options – and how PrePlanLive can maximize positive outcomes. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) in Intelligence Operations from American Military University in addition to being a credentialed Department of Defense Counterintelligence Agent.  In 2003, he was a member of the Department of Defense Counterintelligence Collector Team of the Year, and in 2012 was the Honor Graduate from the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Advanced Course. Craig and his wife live in Oxford and are the proud parents of two children.

Matthew T. Wandrie

Matthew T. Wandrie

General Manager

Matt’s 20-year education career includes experience as the human resource director for the third largest public school district in the state of Michigan and six years as a superintendent.  His efforts relative to unique program and facilities management earned him the Michigan Creativity Group’s 2015 Education Innovator of the Year Award.  Matt has gained unique insights into the school safety and security arena, garnered through his position on the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) Executive Council.  In this capacity, Matt has evaluated hundreds of safety and security solutions and has traveled throughout the state to provide his expert insights into school security.  In 2015, Matt was also a finalist for Michigan Superintendent of the Year.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alma College in History and Political Science, a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Eastern Michigan University, and an Education Specialist Degree in Administration from the University of Michigan.  Matt resides in Oxford with his wife and three children.