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.