Daniel Williams graduated in 1975 from Thousand Oaks High School in Southern California. At 18 he joined the United States Marine Corps where he trained as a Unit Diary Clerk and qualified to join the Inspector General (IG) team for the First Marine Division. He attended Palomar and Mira Costa Colleges. He is currently retired from the Public Works Department of the city of Thousand Oaks. He has been married to the love of his life, Jill, since 1976. He is a member of Cambria Vineyard Church. In his spare time, he enjoys tropical fish, underwater and patio gardening, model railroading, and, most of all, playing with his grandson at the beach.