Dave began his journey with a mechanical engineering degree in hand and a desire to create in his heart.  He has been on the founding team of  four startups, and led two company turnarounds.  His endeavors spanned from one of the very first 3D printing technologies to outdoor lightweight backpacks.  He is the proud father and grandfather and has been a Boy Scout leader and a mentor in the Explore Austin program.  Currently he is part of Toolmarks, a woodworking coop he helped found, and is steeped in the creative world of furniture making and wood art.  You can see his work at IG @custom.made.dave