Danny was born and raised in Texas, but that did not keep him from getting on skis at the age of 9 in New Mexico and Colorado, where he would try to spend as much time as possible exploring the mountains until graduating college from Texas A&M University. After school, he spent 10 years throughout the west ski instructing and developing a passion for ski mountaineering. This lifestyle was a natural progression into guiding. Danny first began guiding in 2011 in Washington on mountains such as Rainier, Mt. Baker and many others throughout the North Cascades. His winters would be spent ski guiding in the Wallowa Mountains of Northeast Oregon, or the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado. Much of the last 8 years has also been spent guiding expeditions on Denali and Aconcagua.
When not guiding, Danny has spent his time skiing and climbing throughout the West, Alaska, British Columbia and Europe. Some of his favorite trips have been ski expeditions into the Wrangell Mountains and Alaska Ranges in AK, multiple trips to Chamonix, and fall climbing trips in Southern Utah. Now that Danny and his family call California home, he is looking forward to the balance between climbing and skiing that is offered in the Sierra Nevada and throughout California.
Danny is an AMGA Certified Ski Guide and has completed the AMGA Rock and Alpine Guide Courses. Additionally, he is a Wilderness First Responder, AIARE Course Leader, Leave No Trace Trainer and a PSIA Level 2 Ski Instructor. Danny intends to continue to pursue AMGA Certification in the Rock and Alpine disciplines.