Daniel is an educator, social entrepreneur, and communitarian whose mission in life is to support the development of sustainable communities and local solutions to global warming. After living at the Findhorn Foundation in northern Scotland and completing his Ph.D. in community-based education the early 90s, Daniel founded Living Routes, which partnered with the University of Massachusetts Amherst to run study abroad programs based in ecovillages around the world. He also helped found Gaia Education and currently sits on the Boards of both Gaia Education and the Global Ecovillage Network. In 2012, Daniel left his director position at Living Routes to start Earth Deeds, a social venture which helps groups account for their carbon footprints and support sustainability projects of their choice. Daniel lives near the Sirius Community in western Massachusetts with his wife, Monique Gauthier, and their two daughters, Pema and Simone.