Daniel attended Northwest University in Seattle and graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN with a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Studies. After college he founded a youth drop-in center in Tacoma, Washington then served as an associate pastor, executive pastor and then founding pastor of a non-denominational church. He also created Next Leadership Association to train and mentor emerging leaders. In 2015, he helped establish a home for at-risk girls. Daniel serves as Executive Director of Harbor Hope Center.
Daniel has written dozens of articles and posts as well as editing and ghostwriting several books on topics as diverse as habit formation and the brain to an autobiography. He has spoken over 800 times on topics ranging from spirituality to culture and leadership. He has helped form several organizations and currently consults in the areas of PR, marketing & branding, nonprofits, fundraising and business development.