Daniel was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley in the small city of Roma, Texas. He grew up with his mother, Elida Garza, grandparents, and small but a close-knit family that has continuously supported him through all his endeavors. He has lived in Austin, Corpus, and Mission but now calls San Antonio his forever home as he has lived here for 6 years. Daniel works as a Physical Therapy Assistant with Blue Skies Over Texas, a retirement community known to serve retired Air Force veterans. He ensures independence by helping people learn to walk again, improve strength and range of motion, and promote safety awareness. He started his academic career at The University of Texas at Austin where he was part of the first Latino Fraternity in the country, Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity, Inc. After receiving his Associate’s Degree from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, he continued his education at The University of Texas at San Antonio receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Medicine. He graduates in June 2020 with a Master of Science in Health Care Administration.

He started singing Mariachi music at the age of 13 when he learned to play the violin through his school’s music program. He recently started a cooking page through Facebook called Bearly Homemade where he creates quick, delicious, and easy meals LIVE every Wednesday. You can follow him at www.facebook.com/bearlyhomemade.

Daniel chose to run for River Walk Royalty because of the deep connection he feels to the city and to the River Walk. “This is the biggest, small town you’ll ever experience, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. San Antonio is growing in so many ways and has the potential to grow so much further. The River Walk is at the epicenter of this growth.” Daniel feels it is the anchor that holds the entire city together, and it needs to protected and promoted as such. He realizes these are challenging times and has seen how businesses have been affected by COVID-19. He desires to help alleviate the stress and current adverse conditions by volunteering and raising funds.

He a proud to be a candidate alongside his good friend Annette Flores. They can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Annette-Daniel-for-River-Walk-Royalty-100823838333058 or on Instagram @born2beRoyal_dna