Always keenly interested in music and technology, he moved to the big city of Louisville and obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville. Then, hearing the siren call of California, he applied for and received a fellowship from the Hughes Aircraft Company, moved to Los Angeles, and continued his education at USC, receiving a Masters Degree in EE/CS.
Somewhere along the way he developed an interest in software development, left circuit design to become a programmer. He discovered UNIX, C and the ARPAnet simultaneously in 1978 and thus became convinced that the Universe is benevolent.
During his career as a software developer Dave has worked on many interesting projects, the most exciting being a racing engine control system that he developed for Nissan Performance Technology. This system incorporated an integrated real-time operating system and engine management application that was used very successfully in a variety of racing applications in the US, Japan and Australia.
When not face-down in his MacBook Pro, Dave works as a live sound and recording engineer using Pro Tools and Digital Performer. He also plays bass trombone with a local big band and is a California-certified massage therapist.