Daniel graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2008 earning a BS in Geology with a minor in physics and astronomy. Following his undergraduate education Daniel went on to attend the University of Kentucky. While at UK Daniel earned a MS in geology with an emphasis on geophysics. His thesis research focused on using seismic reflection geophysical methods to better understand the local geology at the Kentucky Geological Survey's Central United States Seismic Observatory. While completing his graduate research Daniel worked as a geology intern for the US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville office. During this time Daniel was a field geologist on the Wolf Creek Dam Remediation project at Lake Cumberland Kentucky. Following the completion of his graduate thesis in 2011, Daniel took a position with Schlumberger in Houston Texas as a Geosolutions Geophysicist. Here Daniel continued his work with seismic methods, primarily in the areas of data processing and project management. In the fall of 2015 Daniel taught his first geophysics course online for Northern Kentucky University while still living in Houston. The following spring Daniel relocated to Northern Kentucky where he now teaches introductory geology and geophysics course. While Daniel is most interested in exploration via geophysical methods, he is also interested in earthquakes, volcanos, mass wasting, structural geology, and geomorphology.