Ellensburg, Washington: a town of just 15,000 people surrounded by 60,000 head of cattle. A creative spirit in a town like that finds the most incredible paths to express itself. David's path took him to the land of ventriloquism and puppetry (since when David was young, even playing with dolls seemed more fun than playing with cows), and he ended up entertaining Ellensburg's citizens (and not the cattle) for nearly 15 years.
After receiving his degree in Communications with a Theatre minor, David struck out on horseback from his little pueblo, bound for sunny Southern California. (OK, he actually went there in a 1974 Honda Civic -- but it was a brown Civic, and many horses are brown -- give us a little creative license here....)
Since arriving in California, David has worked for the Walt Disney Company, studied for a masters in Theatre Arts at CSU, Fullerton, and traveled around the country providing training to folks in offices who have no idea he used to be a ventriloquist. He'd tell them, but people who live in small cublicles most of the day tend not to have much respect for grown men who still play with dolls.