Dave finished college in 1997 with a bachelors degree in computer science from UCSD. He started his career in electronics working for ComputerLand building and programming the first personal computers for commercial and residential customers. Years later he became a Senior Electrical Engineer for Hughes Aircraft designing robotic handlers and die attach machines. However having great interest in the medical field he eventually took a position with a medical start up company and designed a successful fiber surgical excimer laser used in heart surgery. Finally ending his career with Applied Micro Circuits Corporation as a Senior Application Engineer, Dave designed various ICs used in PCs today and for internet data trafficking which are still also in use today. He now has his own company and is an IT Administrator and technical consultant.

His hobbies include photography, machining and has been day trader for over 25 years. The machine shop hobby began in 2013 resulting in the development of a YouTube channel dedicated to teaching and exchanging skills and ideas applied to the mini mills and mini lathes.