Governance Chair and Parent Trustee

Daniel first discovered Waldorf education through his wife Eve, a SCWS alumni, then through his son Simon’s experience from the parent-tot program through to the first grade with Mrs. Casey. Watching Simon’s first foray out of the home and watching him flourish gave Daniel a deep appreciation and gratitude for the loving community built around the Santa Cruz Waldorf School.

Daniel was born in South Korea, where his father was a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing and his mother was a kindergarten principal. He grew up in Canada, studied engineering at the University of Waterloo, and moved to Santa Cruz in 2005. He has worked in technology and renewable energy fields, and currently works as a software engineer. Daniel likes to spend his free time outdoors with his family, and tinkering with their off-grid home in Bonny Doon.