Danny Palma is a lifelong New Mexico resident who has always enjoyed the outdoors. He has had the opportunity to participate in several competitive and recreational sports. He enjoys snow skiing, water skiing, canyoning, backpacking, camping, off-road vehicles, fishing, as well as other outdoor activities. He is currently active in mountain biking, traveling, scuba, pickleball, and day hiking.
He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at NMSU. He helped start several businesses providing medical and long term care for people with disabilities. For the last 20+ years he has worked at Direct Therapy Services as a Speech Therapist and administrator. He remains very active in advocating for services for people with disabilities.