Daniel Alarik was born in California moved to the Chicago area when he was a child. He joined the United States Army right after high school. Daniel met his wife and got married in 2008. Daniel and Elizabeth had their wonderful son, Ethan, a year later. Daniel transferred to the Reserves shortly afterwards to be with his family. Upon exiting active duty Daniel wondered how to continue the pride and patriotism that the Army provided. Daniel decided that wearing your pride and patriotism on your back was the best way and that was went Grunt Style was founded.