Daniel Roark

The Palmetto State Honors Daniel Roark

Daniel inspired love and deep affection from all those he met, most especially his wife and son Nikolas whom he dedicated himself to, making sacrifices for their happiness without regard for himself.

After his undergraduate studies, he taught with Teach for America in Rio Grande Valley before entering law school at University of Texas – spending one semester abroad in Buenos Aires during this time.

Early Life and Education

Daniel was drawn to gentle, sweet things like Disney movies and watching cute cat videos online. He enjoyed spending time at his bird feeder, even befriending those that came by and learning more about them. Additionally, Daniel was an accomplished guitarist.

His parents were extremely proud of him, and he often told them how much he cherished them. Additionally, he enjoyed spending time with his siblings and cousins as well as participating in church services.

She was known to be caring and thoughtful; volunteering her time for various causes such as helping homeless people and veterans. Ann had long lived in Decherd and worked at the United States Postal Service.

Professional Career

Daniel inspired love and deep affection among everyone he knew throughout his lifetime. He enthusiastically taught Nikolas history and science lessons, while helping colleagues tackle challenging projects.

After his undergraduate studies, Daniel spent two years teaching fifth grade in Rio Grande Valley with Teach For America just a few miles from Mexico’s border. Following this experience he returned to law school, earning a JD from University of Texas School of Law where he participated as part of Texas International Law Journal as well as studying abroad in Buenos Aires for one semester.

After graduating, he joined Houston office of Akin Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld as an associate in its Global Projects Group and also became a member of Texas Bar Association.

Achievement and Honors

State Representative Doug Gilliam honored Roark with the Palmetto State’s highest award at a courthouse steps ceremony, alongside local elected officials such as Congressman Ralph Norman, Senators Harvey Peeler and Shane Martin, Sheriff Jeff Bailey and Public Safety Chief Robbie McGee.

Roark earned three NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championship qualifying spots in the 3,000 meter run during his college years at Quinnipiac University (Hamden) and St Joseph’s University (Philadelphia). Additionally, he garnered multiple all-district and all-conference running honors.

He won first place at the HOSA state leadership conference competition for healthy lifestyles and placed in the top five at their state exam on health care issues.

Personal Life

Daniel was an affectionate and generous individual, inspiring love in those he met. Additionally, his teaching passion made an impressionful statement: he enthusiastically brought history and science alive for his son Nikolas while patiently leading colleagues through challenging projects.

Daniel completed his undergraduate studies before volunteering with Teach For America in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley for two years and later enrolling at University of Texas Law School where he studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina before relocating back to Houston where Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld employed him as an Associate within their Global Projects Group.

He was fascinated with space, physics and robotics – always thinking up innovative solutions to problems and creating “his robot army.” Additionally, his hobbies included music (he played guitar and sang), fast cars, welding and tooling around in his garage.

Net Worth

Daniel enjoys running, guitar-playing and piano-playing as well as travelling – having covered half of Iceland by running and trekking through Nepal, Patagonia and Atacama Desert. Additionally he loves gardening at home in Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountains.

Daniel currently focuses on our Houston and Austin offices while also managing Latin American search capabilities for Kinney Recruiting. His legal expertise spans an array of energy matters relating to renewable technologies.

Nikolas’ father is an attentive parent, instilling in him an interest for learning and art that will last him throughout his life. Nikolas himself enjoys art, sports and cooking and loves discussing them with his therapist, whom has been working with him over time.

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