Daniel grew up on the family farm in Stanislaus County. He attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and earned a bachelors degree in bioresource and agricultural engineering. Since college Daniel has returned to Patterson area and joined his father and grandfather in the family business, farming tree crops and row crops as well as custom harvesting and farming. Daniel is also involved with a number of local agriculture-related committees and the volunteer fire department. In his free time he enjoys flying, hunting and skiing.