Daniel grew up in Bothell, WA and went to Cedar Park Christian High School. After high school, he attended Northwest University and played 4 years on the soccer team, serving 3 years as a captain. During his time there, he set the program record for career saves and shutouts. In spring 2018, he completed his MBA at NU and has an undergraduate degree in Accounting. Daniel also spent 2 seasons playing in the Premier Development League (PDL) on the Southern California Seahorses.
Daniel has been coaching youth goalkeepers for a number of years in individual and group settings. Since 2015, he has worked for SoccerPlus summer camps across the US and he is currently the Assistant Goalkeeping coach at The Overlake School and Northwest University.