Daniela attended Clark College and Walla Walla University School of Nursing, Portland Campus.

She worked with the elderly since 1998 as a CNA, a Resident Manager, and eventually an Adult Family Home owner. She volunteered for the Adult Family Home Council of Washington state for over 10 years in various roles locally and at the state level, as well as served on the AFHC Board of Directors. She is passionate about supporting Adult Family Homes through education, mentorship, and community awareness. She has two boys and enjoys spending time with them. She depends on her faith, family, friends, and fun to get through life.