Daniel stumbled into the endurance sports arena after losing his mother to an undiagnosed heart condition. Daniel searched for a way to literally and figuratively heal his heart. What started as a marathon to raise money for the American Heart Association and bring awareness to heart related issues, lead to the evolution of Daniel as an endurance athlete and the creator of Vegan Powered Athlete, a lifestyle brand that seeks to spread the benefits of a plant based lifestyle. After working in retail and owning his own business for 20+ years, he understood what hard work and commitment meant. He fell in love with triathlon during the training leading up to his first full distance Ironman and truly believes the journey is the reward!
Daniel has completed 50+ endurance events. He is a World Championship Qualifier, a 23x Ironman and Ironman 70.3 finisher with a sub 5 hour 70.3 finish. Ironman Gold All World Athlete performing in the top 1% of age group triathletes. As well as USA Triathlon All-American finishing in top 10% of USA Triathlon National Rankings. He has completed 50k and 50 mile Ultra Marathons.
Training for triathlons became more than a hobby in 2019 when Daniel became an Ironman Certified Coach and began helping athletes reach their own dreams and goals. It’s a commitment he is passionate about and takes pride in guiding athletes one-on-one through the highs and lows of training and racing.