Born in Grand Junction, Colorado, Danny moved to Cedar Falls at two-months-old with his parents and his brother Brian. He resides here in Cedar Falls with his fiancé Jesse and their two dogs, Cinnamon and Loki.
Danny graduated from Cedar Falls High School and went on to attend the University of Northern Iowa where he earned a degree in Business Economics. Throughout his career, Danny has worked in economic development through multiple roles and has founded several businesses and community initiatives in the Cedar Valley, including the Cedar Valley Makerspace in Waterloo, Cedar Valley Strong, the Black Business & Entrepreneur Accelerator, and several public art murals around Cedar Falls. He was a founder of and previously served as the Executive Director for Red Cedar, and he continues to serve on several local nonprofit boards and commissions.
“Cedar Falls is my home, and we truly do have an incredible amount of opportunity ahead of us, but that opportunity won’t happen by accident. I decided to run for office because I know I’ve been fortunate to work with our business community, our nonprofit community, our City staff, and elected leaders over the years. I’ve always found one of my biggest strengths is helping bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to work toward a common goal. I’m looking forward to the chance to do that for Cedar Falls as a community—and for all of us as residents.”