A Northern Virginia native, David grew up in a suburban idyll not unlike Hawkins, Indiana (hello, Stranger Things fans!), but without the Upside Down.

A visit to Disney World at six years old led him to a lifelong fascination with the robots, and eventually to a degree in Symbolic Systems at Stanford. He’ll spend the rest of his life explaining what that is.

After a long career in Silicon Valley building software solutions for the VA, schools, banks and businesses, he moved up the Northern California coast to Mendocino County where he used his technical and people skills to run a copy and print business.  He successfully dragged the business into the digital age, expanding it with architectural plan archiving and increased graphical design, before returning to Northern Virginia in 2014.

After brief stints in the printing business again and IT, he returned to systems development with a dating site and app, before joining SO2 in 2018.

When not crunching code and wrangling bits, David enjoys good food, good beer and comedy in all forms (sketch, improv and stand-up).