After completion of secondary education, Daniel entered into his fathers business of bookstore and ordinance surveyor supplier in Ireland. In 1979, Daniel moved to California and worked as a graphic photographer for a now-defunct company named Ananda Publications. Upon return to Europe, he entered into a 3-year study of Homeopathy, and Flower Remedies of Dr. Bach in London. To finance this study, he started up a tofu business using a little-known food-recipe and developed a market within the very narrow range of natural-food outlets that existed at the time – nowadays, this market is widely established and extremely popular!
After settling in Italy and working as an acquisition manager throughout the ’90, Daniel returned to Dublin, Ireland, to complete a Diploma in TEFL. Following that, he returned to Italy and worked freelance, honing his skills as a teacher. In 2002/2003 he arrived in Holland, and has been teaching English ever since.