After years of attempting to define himself so that he fit neatly into a bio, David has decided to make a career from projects that interest and excite him. While primarily working as a freelance lighting designer, director and console programmer for television shows, commercials, music videos, feature films, architectural, live event and themed environment projects, he is also a photographer, a serial tinkerer and a teacher. A proud member of IATSE Local 728, David is an active instructor in their Training Program teaching advanced lighting protocols, networking and control classes. He is also an ETC Certified Console Trainer for EOS line consoles and has taught all over the country including at LDI and ETC's own end-user conference CUE. David is also co-owner and a senior design partner at the design firm Kite & Key Technologies.
David is married to Hilda Kane, a recognized theatrical and live-event lighting designer. Together they live with their son Calvin and faithful dog sprocket in Los Angeles, California.
Originally hailing from Vermont, David attended Emerson College in Boston, MA where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Visual and Media Arts.