Daniel was born and raised in Lima, Peru, and has been involved with House of Peru since 2007. He came to the US from Peru in 2001, and 3 years later, he moved to what has become his real home, San Diego, California. Daniel has worked for important technology companies, like Epson, and he has been working for Qualcomm since 2009; In addition, he is very active in many other areas, few examples: musician and songwriter since 1989; attended the Recording Arts program at Southwestern College in 2005 and built a home studio in a small apartment in Chula Vista, recorded and produced first album; attended the Small Business Planning and Small Business Growth programs at the San Diego Continuing Education school in 2016; founder of “Peru Tamales," a small culinary business started with Suzette, his lovely wife, in 2017.
Daniel's relationship with House of Peru started in 2007 when he urgently needed to renew his Peruvian passport and ID (DNI); he did not know any Peruvians in San Diego at that time, and someone from the Peruvian Consulate in Los Angeles told him about the existence of an Honorary Consulate in San Diego; he contacted them and quickly made an appointment. That’s when he met Gladys Jones (Novinger), founder of House of Peru. The Honorary Consulate in San Diego was a small and cozy space at her house, decorated with Peruvian art crafts, that made him feel that he was not alone. Gladys kindly helped him with the process and introduced him to the beginning of House of Peru, and since then, he has been a strong supporter of this important cause.