Daz has been an Outdoor Guide and Wilderness Medicine Instructor for over 30 years. He holds a MA in Outdoor Education. He lives in Buena Vista, Colorado at the base of the Collegiate Peaks and on the banks of the Arkansas River. Daz is a WEMT and volunteers for Chaffee County Search and Rescue where he has served as Training Officer, Board Member and member of the Swiftwater Rescue Team.
Daz teaches throughout the US, Alaska and internationally. He has been teaching for the University of Arizona Outdoor Rec since 2017.