Raised in the western US, as a chubby kid lacking grace, David found athletics allowed him to discover a glimpse of his own potential and form a degree of purpose. Football became his passion, gave him confidence and provided a ticket to go to college and see the world. He was an All-Conference player at Fort Lewis College where he received his BA in Exercise Science and held school powerlifting records. He pursued professional football, in arena league and in Europe, until injuries changed his path.
His love and devotion to training the physical body, along with his education, led him to become a strength coach for collegiate teams and athletes. While serving as the trainer for a circus/burlesque troop he discovered new modalities for physical development - yoga and the circus arts became his new vehicle for range of motion, flexibility and strength. David joined the Salt Fire Circus as the troop “Strong-man” where he performed in aerial acrobatics/dance and acroyoga.
He also followed a dream to a Tibetan village where he lived and studied the culture of Buddhism and Bon Shamanism. This was followed by an immersion in yoga while staying for 3 months in Rishikesh India, where he also returned to study in 2020.
He currently lives in Pacific Grove, California with his beloved dog Brutus.