Husband, dad of girls, finance guy, cat enthusiast, optimist.
Likes: Family time, investing, charity work, sports, traveling, music, kindness.
Dislikes: Grocery shopping, yard work, negativity, close-mindedness
Daniel was born and raised in Mexico City where he graduated with an accounting degree. Right after graduation, he moved to Houston to marry his wife Paola after dating long distance for four years! They now have two lovely daughters and two crazy cats. He has worked in the Oil & Gas industry in different accounting related roles since he relocated.
Daniel feels a personal connection to the Houston Angels’ mission. He became an orphan at the age of 9 after his parents died of cancer. In the beginning, he lived with his older siblings, but they were still too young to know how to navigate the responsibilities of raising a young boy. During this period, Daniel went from being an honor roll student to almost failing a grade and being expelled from middle school.
Things changed when some distant relatives offered to foster him and welcomed him into their home. His grades improved almost immediately, and he began making better friendships. He also started working full time as soon as he could and paid for his education. All of this was possible thanks to the power of having a good support system, good role models and a stable and loving environment.
Daniel knows he was very fortunate and he is forever grateful for all the help that he received from many people along the way. He is determined to pay it forward by helping children in foster care that can benefit from having additional support, both emotionally and financially. When Daniel found out about the Houston Angels’ mission and programs, he knew this was the right way for him to give back to these amazing kids. He is proud to support the organization as part of the Board of Directors and as Treasurer.