Daniel grew up in southeastern New Mexico, spending time working on the family farm and learning to build things. He worked in construction before going to college and received his Bachelor’s in Kinesiology in 2013 from Montana State University. He pursued a career in public safety, and then moved out to Oregon in 2016, all the while doing woodworking and home remodeling projects. After almost a decade in public safety, he sought out a workplace that would line up with his enjoyment of building and working with his hands, leading him to Metke Remodeling. In his personal time, he enjoys gardening, competing in powerlifting, and spending time with his three corgis.