David was born in Santiago, Chile, where his parents served as missionaries. After graduation from Ozark Christian College, he 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 completed his Master’s in Education from Hope International University in the spring of 2021.