Daniel graduated from Wayzata High School in 2008 where he participated in Cross Country and Track & Field. He continued competing at Augsburg College, competing in six MIAC Conference Championships and two NCAA DIII Regional Championships. He graduated in 2012 with a degree in History. Daniel currently teaches Social Studies at Simley High School. He is the Head Boys & Girls Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track & Field Coach.
Daniel first started timing with Josh (his older brother) in 2005.
He currently resides in Richfield, MN. He still actively trains and looks to run PR's in every distance from the mile to the marathon.