David is currently a senior at the University of Central Missouri, studying Exercise Science and Kinesiology with a focus in Corporate Fitness. David started climbing as a freshman in college and immediately fell in love with the sport.
After beginning work at the university rock wall, he quickly acquired his AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor certification to allow him to teach lead climbing and top rope belay courses. During his junior year, David became the President of the Central Missouri Climbing Club, leading climbing trips to Sam's Throne, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, and several Missouri crags. During the school year, David is Supervisor and Head Routesetter at UCM with dreams of someday opening his own climbing gym.
When David isn't climbing he enjoys mountain biking, long boarding, and snowboarding.