David lives with his partner Betty, and their two cats, in the shadow of the Ambassador Bridge, near historic Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church in Southwest Detroit. He serves as a founding board member of the Hubbard Richard Residents Association. He travels Detroit, and the region, in search of inspirational music and amazing food.
He is an author, or has been a contributor, for numerous publications including but not limited to the 2019 New Economy Initiative (NEI) report: “Community of Opportunity: a Scan of Entrepreneurship Support Assets in Southeast Michigan”. He contributed to and edited WIN labor market and special reports from 2014-2019, and was the lead author of, “Community Based Investing: Crowdfunding and the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption (MILE),” published by Michigan State University in 2014.
His most recent publication, “Longitudinal Data Systems in Michigan: SLDS Analysis, Stakeholder Input and Recommendations,” was commissioned by Talent 2025 (Grand Rapids, MI). The primary and secondary research included convening stakeholders, literature review, comparative policy analysis, and managing contributing subcontractors.