David graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 with a BA in Costume Technology. During his time at U.T. he studied under Professor Jim Glavan and took classes in pattern making, draping, and costume construction.
He began working professionally in 2006 with an Apprenticeship at the Santa Fe Opera during their 50th Anniversary Season and has since completed 10 seasons in their Costume Shop. David worked as a First Hand, moved up to an assistant Cutter/Draper and finally a full season Cutter/Draper in 2014.
David has been working as a full time freelance Draper/Tailor since 2015 and has done projects for the Ensemble Theater Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the Santa Fe Opera, Fort Worth Opera Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Fulton Theatre among others. He also makes custom clothing and costumes for many private clients.
David calls Cincinnati, OH home with his partner and dog in a big, old house with their own 500 sq. ft. costume studio space and a rose garden.