About David: I am married and have two children, a boy and a girl. I am retired from the Oklahoma Army National Guard after 32 years of part-time and full-time service. I now have my dream job working for OSU. In the National Guard, I was in recruiting and am excited to continue being involved in people’s lives; being a part of their journey.
Hometown: I grew up in Muskogee but have lived in Stillwater since 2008. I’m waiting for the magical number of years when Stillwater becomes my hometown.
High School: Muskogee High School
College: BS: Sociology (Oklahoma State University); Master in Social Work (University of Oklahoma).
Hobbies: Anything on my “Honey Do” list, working in my shop on a car, trailer, or anything metal or wood, and Uber/Lyft driver.
Favorite Music: I was at OSU in the early 90’s and alternative music was new. When I hear Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam… it takes me back. I also like everything except country.
Favorite Book: Call of the Wild by Jack London
Something not everyone knows about you: I have designed and built sets for the All-School Musicals at Muskogee High School since 2004. I have designed a working elevator, a revolving stage, and a pirate ship that sailed all around the stage.
The true measure of a person’s character is how they treat someone that can do absolutely nothing for them.
I can learn from everyone, it's my job to find the lesson.
Never miss a good opportunity to be quiet.
Best Advice for College Students: Education is more than sitting in the classroom. Education is also the experience of life, don’t miss your opportunities to be a part of the world.
Favorite OSU Memory: Being at the basketball game when Big Country hit the shot from the middle of the court sending the game into overtime and rushing the floor.