Before leading the Redwood Chordsmen as Director, Daniel graduated Valedictorian with an MFA in Music Production from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.  He also earned Bachelor degrees in Music Composition/Conducting and Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.  His creative work includes arranging well over 100 songs for barbershop and a cappella groups, and writing, orchestrating, and mixing the music and sound effects for more than a dozen feature and short films.  Daniel has performed and conducted in four different countries including tours in China and Germany, as well as a performance at Lincoln Center in NYC.  While striving to further his career in music for film, Daniel works as a Data Reporting Analyst and Excel Guru at Stonecrop Technologies in Petaluma, CA. Daniel, his wife Kate, and their daughter Eleanor reside in Santa Rosa, CA.