David was born and raised in San Luis Obispo. He attended Cuesta College and Cal Poly, and graduated in 2007 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He immediately entered the work force and was employed as an engineer in several different capacities over the next 10 years. At the same time, after purchasing his first home in Grover Beach in 2008, David discovered he had a passion for owning and improving real estate. In 2010 withdrew himself from the MBA program at Cal Poly and decided to get his real estate license instead. For the next 7 years David bought and sold real estate part time while continuing to work full time in engineering. During his time as an engineer, David was able to travel to many areas of the world, and work with professionals from many different countries and cultures. In 2016 David began phasing his career away from engineering and towards real estate sales and investing. He began working part time as an engineer for a local startup and full time as a real estate agent. A year later he left engineering behind all together, and began to focus on real estate exclusively. Today David owns a handful of properties primarily in south SLO county, which he maintains and manages himself. He rents most of his properties furnished, and often finds his guests via Airbnb. Sometimes his guests become clients, and sometimes his clients become guests, so the two businesses feed each other quite well. He is an Airbnb super host and has helped many of his clients get started in the furnished rental business as well.
David is somewhat of a jack of all trades, and can accel at most things he puts his mind to. He is very high energy and is always working to make the things around him better. Over the years he has become competent in many different trades related to real estate. He can do plumbing, electrical, and finish work. He is great at landscaping, and has worked as an arborist as well. David manages and maintains all of his properties himself, from the renting to the cleaning, to the maintenance and the upgrades. For his clients David never hesitates to jump in and help get things done, whether it be cleaning up the grounds, hauling off trash, lining up the people needed to get work done affordably, helping stage for photos, or whatever it takes. There is no task too low for David to just jump right in and tackle.
For fun David likes to be active and outdoors. He likes to garden and work in the yard. At the time of this writing David has a huge organic strawberry patch growing in his front yard. David loves hiking and staying healthy. His Italian mom was always cooking and as a result, David is a great cook. David loves the water and lives right by the ocean in Shell beach. The only home he owns that isn’t in south SLO county is in North SLO county at Lake Nacimiento. He loves board sports and as an adolescent was into inline roller blading and wakeboarding. He recently purchased a one-wheel and loves riding it up and down the coast. David has a passion for electric cars and solar energy and is a firm believer that the shift to renewable energy cannot come quick enough. Two of David’s favorite people are Elon Musk (technical genius) and Jordan Peterson (emotional genius).