After graduating from West Point Dave was an officer in the Air Force for 22 years. He earned a masters in business from the Air Force Institute Technology. He served in several technology systems development positions as well as ROTC professor at University of California at Berkeley. After retiring from the Air Force he worked as a Program Manager for communications systems development for technology companies. Dave served as the business manager for Homes For Youth, Inc. since its founding in 2014. He joined the board in 2019.