Daniel served in the US Army as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant from 2006-2012. Upon leaving the service Daniel worked as a civilian instructor at the Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center. Daniel then attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Following graduation Daniel worked as a Critical Care nurse at the University of Maryland Medical Center, University of California San Diego, and Duke University. Daniel is currently studying to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in the Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia Practice program at the Raleigh School of Anesthesia, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. In his free time Daniel is a happy husband, private pilot, and a horrible golfer.