David was born and raised in Seabrook, Texas (a small coastal town between Houston and Galveston). After high school, David enlisted in the US Army. He served from 1986 until 2007, with breaks in service to attend college. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business from Sam Houston State University and a Master in Business Administration from Our Lady of the Lake University. Additionally, David is a graduate of the Harvard Business Analytics Program at Harvard University. David comes with approximately ten years of accounting and finance experience, almost all of this experience is in the nonprofit sector. He has served in positions ranging from entry-level staff accountant to senior executive-level management roles. David is married to Molly Beckmann, who works as a Physician Assistant. They are proud foster parents and enjoy traveling and attending baseball games.