Daryl was born in British Columbia, Canada, and holder of Canada’s License D-3 and US D- 410, made his first jump in 1958. He had many “firsts” in his native country, to include the first baton pass in 1959. As a competitor he placed first overall in the 1960 Canadian National Championships and was team leader of the Canadian Team which competed in the 1960 World Meet in Bulgaria and would go on to win again three more times. In 1960 he joined Jacques Istel, US I-1 and D-2, at Parachutes Incorporated in Orange, Massachusetts as an instructor, training many of the next generation of skydivers. In addition to his pioneer work in training and competition, he served as a judge at many major championships.