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Daniel is one of the founders of GAP when he and Dr Nancy were inspired to help the children of Haiti after going there on a Search & Rescue Mission immediately after the Earthquake. Daniel is most well known as an award-winning live multi-camera director and producer specializing in live music TV specials. He has directed and produced over 300 projects in the past 20 years alone for such notable artists as Alicia Keys, The Foo Fighters, Andrea Bocelli, Brad Paisley, Dave Matthews Band, Rush, Nickelback, The Black Eyed Peas and many others. He was also Executive Producer on the Academy Award Nominated Film “The Square” in 201, which also won 3 Emmy Awards and such notable Film Festivals as Sundance and Toronto. Throughout his career, he has won or been nominated for over 100 International Awards including 5 Grammy Nominations, 16 Telly Awards, 4 Golden Eagle Cine Awards and many others. He is the CEO and Founder of award winning production and television studio City Drive Films. which has offices in Los Angeles, New York and Stockholm. Prior to City Drive, Daniel was the CEO and Founder of Music Video production powerhouse Coming Home Studios from 2000-2009. Daniel has been very involved in non-profits over the past decade and in addition to G.A.P. is heavily involved with the Wheelchair Foundation, a division of Global Health, as well as Leslie’s Week. He has traveled to various Countries doing non-profit and Search & Rescue work, including Panama, Mexico and Haiti. In January 2010,Daniel organized one of the largest private relief missions to assist the victims of the Haiti Earthquake- “Plane To Haiti”. Daniel reached out to many celebrity friends and clients to achieve this including New Kids On The Block, Julienne Hough, David Archuleta, Godsmack, Scott Stapp, Creed, Alter Bridge and Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine. He partnered with the Wheelchair Foundation, Medshare and Partners In Heath and in 48 short hours, raised over $1 million in cash and 3 tons of medical supplies. He also managed to get a donated private plane from Ken Behring to fly the supplies and his team down to Haiti. He flew a team of 35 medical professionals and volunteers to Haiti and set up private medical clinics on Port-Au-Prince and Leogone. Dr. Nancy Sobel was one of the medical professionals who was a part of this trip, thus inspiring her to start G.A.P. He lives in Laguna Beach, CA with his wife Madelyn and their two children Isabella (13) and Dylan (6) .