A bicentennial-baby, Dave was born in Pittsburgh, moved to Brockton, Massachusetts, & immediately transferred back to Pittsburgh for undisclosed reasons all before the age of 2. He spent his formative years playing with Legos, building tree-houses and reading "Calvin and Hobbes" books. At the age of 13, Dave gave up a lifelong dream of becoming a magician to conquer the world of VHS action-movie extravaganzas. On a whim, he created the original and best 3rd sequel to an Indiana Jones film with an RCA Camcorder and an Argentinean in 1992, using a broken Atari cable as a bullwhip and his father's leather jacket.
After traveling around the world in 100 days, Dave graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Film Studies degree and a handful of epic 8mm films set to the soundtrack of Raising Arizona. He joined AmeriCorps® soon after graduation, journeying to the far reaches of eastern-Pittsburgh to tutor high school students, while producing videos for literacy programs.
Taking a detour into the world of web design, Dave taught himself to design and animate at the school of Barnes & Noble. He moved to Washington, DC in 2006 to work with HZDG in Rockville, designing sites for clients in need of massive amounts of unholy Flash-iness. Moving on to broadcast design, he now works in DC, doing work for TLC, AFI, History Channel, Travel, and PBS. In his spare time, he can be found with his wife, Michelle, talking fondly about his beagle, Sparky, watching movies, and listening to mopey rock.
37 years old
June 15, 1976
Chevy Chase, MD
wife, daughter, movies, floppy-eared dogs, coffee