Daniel grew up in Northeast Alabama. He learned to sport climb at the age of 14, and quickly turned his sights to the traditional style of climbing. Daniel has spent countless days and hours climbing at some of the most famous areas in the region and has also spent time traveling around the US, where he has climbed routes from single pitch up to Grade IV in length.
After 18 years of climbing, he began to follow the AMGA curriculum to become a certified guide. In 2009 Daniel gained his Single Pitch Instructor certification as well as his Climbing Wall Instructor Certification.
In 2013 Daniel became an AMGA Certified Rock Instructor and now he is currently working towards his AMGA Alpine Certification. His medical training includes a Wilderness First Responder certification and AED/CPR certifications.
Daniel’s work experience includes Seneca Rocks Climbing School; Appalachian Mountain Institute, Brevard, NC; and The Climbing Life Guides, Joshua Tree, CA. In that time he has trained special teams for both the US Military and Government sectors, created programs for universities, and trained camp counselors. He enjoys sharing the knowledge and experiences of being outdoors, and rock climbing.