Daniel grew up in Big Bear City, California. At 15, his family moved to a small town in Colorado, and it was during this time that God saved him. Having a passion for music since childhood, he began pursuing music for the glory of God. Daniel became involved with the worship ministry at a small Bible church, and after being asked to write songs for a church in a neighboring town, he pursued an education in songwriting. At this time, Daniel met Cindy Wilt Colville, an artist developer from Word Records, and began weekly songwriting sessions with her. He then moved to Durango, Colorado, and accepted a position as a worship leader at First Baptist Church. It was during this time that Daniel met his wife, Natali. Daniel and Natali married in 2016 and continued to pursue ministry together. In 2017 Daniel and Natali moved to Gilbert Arizona for Daniel to receive formal training in music production, audio, and acoustic engineering at CRAS. They have one child, Derek, born in August of 2019.