Dave is the son of missionary parents and spent most of his childhood in Bogota, Colombia and New Jersey. Growing up near the ocean and learning to surf eventually led him to skateboarding. In 2010, right after high school, he took a trip to Panama and for the first time laid everything else aside and made his relationship with Jesus the number one priority in life. After having his heart changed and gaining a new understanding of Gods Love, he wanted to share this amazing realization with others. He recognized the great need for Jesus in the local skateboarding community and began to hold Bible studies at the public skate park on the weekends.
In 2011 he helped start Christian Skaters Panama alongside Maloni Haard. This ministry was designed to reach the local skaters of Panama with the Gospel. Then in 2012 God opened up a huge door for further ministry with their own indoor skate park. Christian Skaters US brought a team down to build a park named Canal Skate. This ministry has been a huge blessing to the skaters of Panama and been a place where Jesus is continually working in the lives of many!
Dave did his DTS in 2013 in Panama City and then a School of Leadership Training right after.
He met Shaun Hover in Florida at an actions sports conference 2013 and realized it was a perfect fit to partner thePanama Skate DTS and Calling all Skaters.
Recently Dave led a Skate/Surf DTS in Panama 2014 (outreach Costa Rica) and then in Spring 2015 he staffed the first CAS Barcelona DTS and led an outreach through Europe.
Currently he is pioneering CAS in Panama.