Daniel was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. He is of mixed Northern European, Apache, and Mexican Mestizo heritage.
He is finishing his doctoral studies in clinical psychology (ABD). Daniel is training in the fields of mindfulness, contextual behavioral science, depth psychology, teaching, and management consulting. He has further professional interests in law enforcement and police psychology.
A practicing Mahayana Buddhist, Daniel has been meditating for 14 years, and training meditators and hatha yoga practitioners for 6 years.
He has an extensive education in Yoga Studies, Mindfulness Research, and Clinical Psychology. He has avid interests in Herbal Medicine, and Horticulture.
In addition, Daniel has over ten years of managerial, management consultation, and coaching experience in his prior profession as IT manager and systems administrator.