In 1979 David took a NOLS Semester Course in Africa with John Gans as a course mate. Since that time he has continued to be a NOLS supporter. In 1980 he graduated from Lake Forest College with a B.A. in History. Since 1980 David has been the President of the SSU Corporation in Lake Bluff, Illinois. David also volunteers as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Lake Forest College as well as of the North Chicago Community Partners.
David, his wife, Lauren, and their sons, Christopher (2003 NOLS Graduate) and Taylor, live in Lake Forest, Illinois.