Dave grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. In the era of Dogtown and Z boys. Skiing, skateboarding and surfing in the 60s and 70s were his formative years. He first picked up the camera in high school in a photo class in 1976. Besides for a few years of ski instruction and coaching, he made a living with his camera his entire adult life. Dave attended the Art center Collage of Design, Pasadena on a full scholarship, and received a Bachelor's degree with honors in Photography. Dave's work has been featured in international publications and media. Dave has continued his passion for all the things above plus he loves to drive his 70 sports car like a criminal on Sundays.