Daniel was born and raised on a family farm in the Royal City, Washington. He became a professional civil engineer in water resources and moved to Portland in 2008. Daniel is married with three children. You may see the whole crew pitching-in at farmers markets!
Daniel became intrigued by numerous benefits of indoor vertical farming such as water efficiency, decreased land usage, proximity to markets, higher yields, 365 days a year production, and resilience to (and as a solution for) droughts and other extreme weather events that plague traditional farmers. Daniel founded Strata Farms LLC in February 2015. Strata Farms became a Vendor at the Portland Farmers Markets in April. Currently, Strata Farms is a vendor at the PSU Portland and Beaverton Farmers Markets on Saturdays. We are also a vendor at Forest Heights Farmers Market the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Our produce can also be found at local restaurants and cafes on Intel's campuses in Hillsboro.