Dave was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. He joined the Navy when he was 18 where he became an electronics technician.
Dave has lived and traveled all over the western pacific. He has been to South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Okinawa, Guam, Australia, and many smaller islands in Micronesia. An avid scuba diver he has over 400 dives in many of those places.
When he retired in Hawaii, he started hanging at the Army woodshop where he cultivated his love of woodworking. In 2000 he moved to Las Vegas where he worked as a cable technician, he continued woodworking on the weekends. In 2019 he moved to Pensacola where he has displayed his products at several galleries and the Palafox market.
Daves hobbies include his dogs, woodworking, photography, scuba diving and watching sports.