David was born in Santiago, Chile, where his parents served as missionaries. After graduation from Ozark Christian College, David lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina for five years. There, he helped start a tourism website, taught English as a Second Language, and helped form a humanitarian aid foundation. Returning to Joplin in 2013, David again taught English as a Second Language, this time to refugees in Noel, Missouri through Crowder College. David arrived at TJ in 2020, coming from East Elementary School, where he co-taught Social Studies. David expects to complete his Master’s in Education in the spring of 2021 from Hope International University.