Daniel grew up in central and western Montana. Unsure of what he wanted to do with his life, he studied both graphic design and psychology in college. After a brief stint with Pizza Hut, he landed in Oregon.
He got his first camera, and his first Mac back in 1987, and dove into videography and editing in 1990. In 1993 he was fairly well-known for his ability to craft fake ID’s for his college buddies, but has since moved on to bigger and better (and more legal) things. Starting as a graphic artist for a small sign shop in downtown Portland, he’s held positions as a print press operator at a corrugated box plant, a dispatcher and inventory control manager at a moving company, and a webmaster/photographer/videographer/video editor/Flash designer/tech support geek and digital content manager for the largest plumbing wholesaler in the world. And those are just the jobs that pay the rent. On the side, he’s designed brochures, logos, and websites; shot senior photos, corporate headshots, weddings, funerals, and other events (both photo and video;) edited two books, shot the cover art for one of them, and even started writing one of his own.
When he’s not working or freelancing, he enjoys hiking and camping. He considers getting out in the middle of nowhere just to shoot some photos therapy, and he schedules as many sessions as possible.
He currently resides in the Portland metro area with a german shepherd mix named Diego.