Dave started supporting computers back in the days the TRS-80 and an Apple II back in elementary school. He first started with professional support as computer lab manager at Johnson County Community College. While taking a year off to attend KU Law School, the pull of the computing industry was too strong and Dave returned to the field to be the Director of Academic Computing for Kansas City Art Institute, assisting them with an implementation of a two million dollar technology grant.
After leaving KCAI, he had a short career at H & R Block, acting as the final level of support for the Worldwide Headquarters – a desk job that allowed him to talk with people from all over the world. Wearing a shirt and tie and being tied to a phone all day did not “suit” Dave. He realized that he was happiest providing one-on-one computer support and took an opportunity to work for a company called Geeks on Wheels. He transformed the company from a “one guy in the back” operation to a powerhouse, expanding the company to Kansas City as well as the Colorado Front Range, and he managed a staff of ten people.
In 2003, Dave went out on his own to make DoctorDave a full-time career for himself and eventually a team of technicians. Dave writes in his spare time for places like Lifehacker and loves spending time with his dog Malka.