As Director of Digital Learning and Media, Dave is the architect and director of ConnectED Studios, a dynamic digital platform designed to support the entire Linked Learning field. In addition, Dave oversees ConnectED’s internal media production team, whose output includes the popular Day in the Life video channel. By showcasing young professionals and their journey to career success, the channel — which has had over 8 million views to date — provides aspiring young people with a vision of how they might gain access to careers that they might not have imagined.
Before joining ConnectED, Dave was the Program Director for Uth TV, where he oversaw a staff of youth media makers and helped to produce Grind & Glory, a feature-length film that was shot and edited by a crew of teenagers. He began his career in radio, reporting for “Budapest Day & Night,” the first English language radio program to appear in Eastern Europe after the wall came down. After returning to the United States, Dave produced his first feature film, Poetic License. Aired nationally on PBS, the film captures the emergence of spoken word poetry as a powerful form of self-expression for teenage youth.
Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Hamilton College. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife, two children, and crazy dog.