A native of Woodville, Mississippi, David graduated from Ole Miss in Oxford. He represents Dorian Bennett Sotheby's International Realty as a Louisiana and Mississippi agent. David owns and operates a guest-house in Woodville where he received the Mississippi Heritage Trust Preservation Award of Merit and has completed several federal rehabilitation tax credit projects. He also works with his family in several catering and restaurant operations in Woodville and St. Francisville, La. David lives in the French Quarter where he is rehabilitating an 1820 Creole Townhouse. David serves on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Heritage Trust and has served as Chairman of the statewide jury of the "Ten Most Endangered Historic Sites" in Mississippi. He has served as state-wide Chairman of the Association of Local Historic Preservation Officials and is currently serving as a member of the Board of Aldermen for the Town of Woodville and is past Chairman of the Woodville Historic Preservation Commission. He is the volunteer museum director of the Wilkinson County Museum and serves on the Board of Directors.