Born and raised in California, now residing in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley wine country, Dave discovered his passion for sales, advertising and art at an early age. At age sixteen, he landed his first position as Art Director for the local newspaper "The Ledger" in Montrose, California. Later completing technical college programs in Technical Illustration, Photography, and Sign Art at the age of twenty-one, he started his own company with a partner named "Total Graphics". Specializing in Advertising, Signage and Printing, the firm designed, printed and fabricated major identification and way-finding projects for Walt Disney Imagineering (Disneyland), The Epcot Center Florida, Capital Records, The Los Angeles Dodger Organization, BOMA (Builders, Owners & Managers Association of Los Angeles), RREEF Management, The Huntington Library, The Los Angeles County Arboretum System, Descanso Gardens and for many Hospitals and Shopping Centers throughout California. After seventeen years with the company, Dave went solo and moved to the Santa Ynez Valley in 1989.
In 1991, after viewing his portfolio, the music icon Michael Jackson, contracted with Dave to personally assist him to design and fabricate much of the monument signage, graphics and sculptures for his then new, "Neverland Valley Ranch" located in Los Olivos, CA. Thrilled to be awarded the work, the project lasted fourteen months. Subsequent projects have been wide and varied ranging from fabricating signage for the corporate offices for the Seattle Seahawks to major identification projects for the California State University system as well as California Community Colleges.
For the past fifteen years Dave has successfully owned and operated a Internet based classic car marketing business.....Spokemotors.com / InternetSalesPartner.com. The company physically photographs, composes videos, markets and safely sells vehicles and secures funds for individuals, businesses and collectors world-wide.