A native of Seattle, Washington, David has several decades of experience with horses. Beginning with his first show horse in the early 1970's, David graduated with his Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University, and two years later he earned his Masters of Science in Reproductive Physiology from that same institution. Upon earning his graduate school degree, David became manager of the Magic Valley Stallion Station in Idaho. In 1981 David arrived at Harris Farms as Manager of the Horse Division. During his tenure, the Harris Farms Horse Division has nearly tripled in physical size from 160 acres to over 450 acres. Additionally, the equine population of the Horse Divisions has quadrupled to its present number of over 400 horses. Under the tutelage of David, the Harris Farms breeding, racing and boarding operation has flourished. The farm has produced in excess of 50 stakes horses, campaigning throughout California and nationally. David is dedicated to the California thoroughbred industry and has served as an adjunct faculty member at West Hills College in Coalinga. At West Hills, David has taught courses in Equine Science for future industry employees and students of the equine industry.