David was a member of both the SJU cross-country and track and field teams. David's family has a long tradition at Saint John's; his grandfather was the first to attend in 1950 as a member of Coach John Gagliardi's first football team. David started a lawn mowing business in eighth grade that served 15 homes by the time he graduated high school. While at SJU, David was the sales manager at The T-Spot, a successfully launched venture by former Entrepreneur Scholars. David and three other E-6's have successfully launched their own venture, Campus2Canvas, a business that transforms pictures (of the CSB/SJU campuses, family, landmarks and pets) into hand crafted and framed oil paintings from China.