David has held positions in higher education, non-profit research, and commercial entities ranging from Fishnet Security to 24x7 broadcast media to Google. David has enjoyed mentoring university students and other interns for more than 8 years, and has successfully managed network engineering teams, third-party vendors, and numerous large scale infrastructure and integration projects.

Having grown up in Kansas City, and lived and worked in the KC, Knoxville, Tennessee and San Francisco Bay areas, David currently resides back in KC with his family, and enjoys biking to work, running, traveling, SCUBA diving, wood-fire barbecue smoking and cooking all manner of ethnic cuisines, being the designated home espresso barista, getting involved with local and state government on sustainable energy policy, and reading to kids at the library (and quite a bit at home).