David is a recent graduate of the Indiana University School of Informatics in Indianapolis, IN (IUPUI Campus).  David completed his professional certification in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in December 2009, having completed five core HCI courses, as designated by the school, complementing his prior B.S. & M.A. degrees in Computer Science from Illinois College and the University of Illinois - Springfield, respectively.  He has re-enrolled in the IU School of Informatics to complete the full M.S. degree in HCI, which he is tentatively scheduled to complete in full in May 2011.

David has over fifteen years experience in design, development, and support of supply chain, shop operations, and repair process software and web applications with both Caterpillar, Inc. and with the Illinois Department of Transportation. He has a proven record of delivering quality and efficient web applications and projects, and an innate passion for customer focus with projects and assignments, understanding end-user, marketing, management, and executive management goals, and how they relate in association with current adopted processes, in order to create tomorrow's applications and processes.

David is originally from Southern Illinois (south of Interstate 70), and still has many family members within that area.  He is proud of his "country boy" heritage, stating they keep him rooted in what truly counts in usability & user experience design:  common sense and simplicity for the everyday user.  In his spare time, David enjoys playing golf, as he was a three-year letter recipient at Illinois College.  He is a passionate fan for the IndyCar Series, has travelled throughout the U.S. to attend various races, and enjoys collecting, reading and preserving Indianapolis Motor Speedway memorabilia.  To his knowledge, he has never spent an Indiana quarter due to it having an IndyCar on the reverse, leading to over 500 Indiana quarters "retired" into his collection.  He enjoys travelling throughout the U.S., following his beloved Chicago Cubs, listening to electric guitar virtuosos (ie, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson), experimental cooking, and spending quality time with his golden retriever, Camber.