Born in 1977 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, he has been a lifelong DuPage County resident.  He grew up in Downers Grove, purchased his first house in Aurora and now calls Woodridge home.

Daniel went to the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and graduated with honors in Parks and Recreation Management.  After starting his career at the Palos Heights Recreation Department and the City of Yorkville Recreation Department he was able to secure a job as Ranger at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.  After two years he was promoted to Senior Ranger, which has been his title for the past ten years.  During this time Daniel also decided to continue bettering himself and went back to school.  He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Benedictine University in 2007.

Daniel was married to his fabulous wife Donna in 2003 and they have two children together.