Daniel is an assistant coach for Homeschool and Youth Classes. He began fencing at nine years old, after taking a run at several other sports. He started with saber at HDFA (High Desert Fencing Associtaion) in Reno; after a year of placing nearly dead last in every RYC (Regional Youth Circuit), he picked up an epee, and found his fencing calling.

Daniel has a unique perspective on the needs of homeschooled fencing athletes, as he was homeschooled himself.