Daniel was raised for most of his life in Fort Collins. He recently attended Adams State University in Alamosa, pursuing a degree in Music Education, but due to minor setback, decided to take a break for a while. He is currently an enthusiastic member of the Fort Collins Symphony, ensuring the preservation of the language of the organization for many seasons to come. His main duties include organizing and scanning the sheet music held within the library of the Symphony office and assisting with Symphony marketing and publications.
A quiet but gifted musician, Daniel was diagnosed early on with an autism spectrum disorder – but this did not impede his progress; rather, in some ways, it enhanced his experience with music. Among these are the abilities of relative and absolute musical pitch, serving as simultaneously the bane and benefit of Daniel’s musical existence. When he is not working at his day job or at the Symphony, he likes to compose music on the side, trying to exercise this ability as often as possible.
With hopes and aspirations of returning to college someday to finish becoming a music educator, Daniel continues working to earn his pay and keep moving a little more forward each day. Most days (when he’s off) you can find him taking a bike ride somewhere or reading a Stephen King novel at a park.