“Bandit” as he is known to friends, was borne in Cincinnati, Ohio and has travelled the U.S. extensively, starting with a drive all the way to L.A. as an eighteen-year-old. He actually lived “homeless” for about four months in Tampa Florida many years ago and says that experience is among some of the most telling in his life.
David attended Le Cordon Bleu, counts Anthony Bourdain as a life influence and has spent over 25 years in the hospitality industry, his fondest memory though, he says, is the day he first laid eyes on his wife. David also is a fan of “punk hip hop” … yes, it’s a thing, and says his tombstone should read “Dave’s Not Here, Man”.
Stop in at the newest Ocean Surfari retail store on St. John to meet our man Dave.