Danny was born and raised in Hauppauge, New York on Long Island. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Sport Management from Robert Morris University, where he was also a member of the football team.
Danny moved to New Orleans in 2015 to pursue a Master of Social Work from Tulane University. He started as a Social Work Intern with YEP's Village Program, before moving into a Youth Advocate role. Before joining the Youth Empowerment Project, he worked as a Sales Representative with San Antonio Spurs Sports and Entertainment, and worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Academic Services Center for Student-Athletes at Tulane.