Before beginning a career in HVAC/R, Daniel explored diverse educational and occupational opportunities. After receiving a degree in Philosophy from Augustana University in 2011, he enrolled in the Student Affairs Administration program at South Dakota State University. While studying and researching, he instructed a first-year seminar and oversaw two residence halls.
Immediately following completion of his graduate degree in 2014, Daniel moved to the
small community of Carmen Pampa, Bolivia, to volunteer at a university serving a primarily
rural population of students. For seven months he helped manage the community service
program all students were required to participate in. This hands-on experience inspired
Daniel to pursue a technical education. In 2017, he graduated from Southeast Tech
with an AAS in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R).
During school and following, he worked for a commercial HVAC company in Sioux Falls,
Education: BA, Augustana University; MEd South Dakota State University; AAS, Southeast Tech