Daniel grew up in the hills of North Georgia, right outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. From a young age, he felt a pull to live in Chicago, spurred on by a trip to a Moody Bible Institute alumni event in 1998 with his parents. In 2018, he followed that pull and moved to Chicago to go to Moody, earning a degree in Children and Family Ministry in May of 2022. He was introduced to ICI in his senior year and began working for ICI in June of 2022. He now puts his passion for teaching students about Christ and building relationships into practice as High School Coordinator in Cicero.