David was born and raised in Hawaii, growing up on both Oahu and Maui. He is a 2nd generation real estate professional and 3rd generation businessman in Hawaii. He graduated from Punahou School and went on to earn his degree in Environmental Analysis and Design from the University of California at Irvine. His hard work didn't stop there. He went on to become a Honolulu Firefighter. After 7 years of two careers "putting out fires" figuratively and literally, David made the decision in 2007 to sell real estate full time. However, he still carries on the Honolulu Fire Department's motto of Pride, Service and Dedication to servicing his clients' needs.