Daniel was born in Durban, South Africa and moved to Australia with his parents and brother in 1999. Daniel joined the navy in 2014 and after his training was posted to HMAS Melbourne for just over three years. He has done a Middle Eastern deployment and multiple trips to South East Asia and has been a part of numerous exercises, his favourite being RIMPAC 2018. Since posting off HMAS Melbourne at the end of 2018, Daniel has been a Survival at Sea and Seamanship instructor at HMAS Creswell for the New Entry Officers. Daniel Joined Young Endeavour in October 2019 and is looking forward to some great voyages to come.
In his spare time, Daniel enjoys surfing and swimming in the ocean as well as spending time with friends and family.