David grew up in Smithville, Ohio and currently attends Ferris State University in the Music Industry Management program. He got his first guitar around the age of 14, but soon switched to bass guitar to start up a band with a few of his high school friends. He got involved in various musical projects in the following years, but it wasn’t until late 2008 that his musical career started going somewhere. It was then that he was invited to join Taken In Vain as their lead vocalist.

Since joining the band he has put much more focus on developing his vocal skill, but has also returned to playing guitar on the side. David is also a very avid graphic designer and web designer. Some of his biggest musical influences include: Bullet For My Valentine, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Rammstein, Tool, etc.