He’s also grateful for the encouragement from the rest of his family.
“I have a wonderful, very patient, and supportive wife and three awesome kids who love to push my buttons but make me proud every day,” David says, “plus my brother and his family…. and oh… the dogs! Can’t forget them!”
Spending his formative years in the vibrant city of Boulder, Colorado, also helped him become someone his family and friends would likely describe as dedicated, fun-loving, and caring.
“It was a great place to grow up,” he says. “Within an hour you could be in downtown Denver, up camping or biking in the mountains, on a ski slope, at a concert at Red Rocks, or chilling out in one of the many hangout places. I loved it and am proud to call it home.”
He’s also loved the career that not only connected with him, but also connected him to so many outstanding colleagues.
“I have been blessed to work with phenomenal people,” he says. “Veterans and service members of the armed forces stand out to me. In 2011, I was nominated and recognized by the United States Department of Defense as a Patriotic Employer for my ‘contribution of protecting national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.’ There was a ceremony and a certificate, but the real award was what I gained in learning from those amazing team members.”