© John O’Brien
I always recall Danial as larger than life each time I saw him. He was always so gracious and welcoming and representing the community with such class and passion.
He did help to calm me during the IML judging adventure that we both enjoyed. I being nervous and wondering what I was doing amongst some of the best in our community. His reassuring comments of staying within the area of one’s knowledge or experiences allowed me to ask sincere questions of the contestants. His ease of making everyone welcome within many different situations was an art.
He was also so much fun to be around as he loved to joke and laugh and be so real and happy in his life.
A true renaissance man of the world and always had the best chocolates!