David has lived and/or worked in Richardson since 1974. He has been a financial advisor since 1991. Previously, over a span of 20 years, David served as a teacher, school counselor, psychologist and counselor in private practice. A graduate of Henderson State University majoring in English and history, he subsequently obtained a master’s degree in counseling and psychology from the University of North Texas.
The arts have always played an integral role in his life, even as a small child. Playing the piano, acting in plays, and reading numerous books gave wings to David’s spirit and ignited his imagination. Other artistic endeavors have included choirs, band and stage band.
Most recently, David began singing with The Contemporary Chorale in 2009. His support of the arts included serving as Treasurer of the Chorale; Treasurer of AIR; and President and Chairman of the Board of the Richardson Arts Alliance. David is an alumnus of the Leadership Richardson program, which helped to deepen his understanding and appreciation of how the community operates and intersects with the arts and business.
David believes, “While creativity must sometimes occur in isolation, it really is a community experience that is most impactful when shared. It is the symbiosis between the community supporting the creative and the creative enriching the community.”