David was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and spent most of his childhood on a farm in Heber City, located in the Wasatch Mountains. There, David fell in love with horses and the mountains. He spent much of his free time exploring the mountains on his horse and finding adventures to follow. Growing up, he wanted to be a movie director and used his own Super 8 camera to make silent movies with his friends and brothers and sister.
He attended the University of Utah earning a Bachelors in Engineering. He loved his physics classes and was particularly fascinated by the laws of planetary motion. While there, he met the love of his life Jenelle, and started a family. They were blessed with three amazing boys: Josh, Tate, and Porter. David later earned his Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern University and pursued a path in the corporate world.
But his creative side tugged on him for years and through the encouragement of his wife and boys, he realized that it’s never too late to follow your dream. So David set off to write an epic adventure of a boy and his horse and created a story of freedom, adventure, love, courage and sacrifice.