A native San Diegan, forth generation Californian, and SOHO member since 1978, David has a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, a MBA from the University of Chicago, and works as an independent accounting and finance consultant.
David's longstanding interest in preservation and history dates back to early childhood when he and his family lived in two of the historic cottages on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus built for faculty and staff in about 1915, and later in a house designed by Lloyd Ruocco in the late 1950's. He has been active in numerous civic groups through the years and has served on the Boards of Citizen Coordinate for Century III, The Torrey Pines Association, the La Jolla Historical Society, and SOHO in the 1980's. He has also been an active member of the Friends of the Marston House, now the Friends of the Marston House Museum Committee of SOHO, for over ten years. David believes fervently that historic preservation plays a critical role in the economic and cultural well being of our cities, a role that is not always understood or fully appreciated.
A strong proponent of historic preservation and neighborhood integrity, David lives in a very original Arts and Crafts bungalow in Point Loma built in 1913, which he is slowly and carefully restoring.