Dave is the founder of Well Versed Comedy and creator of PureFest: America's Pure Comedy Festival. He is a Chicago-land native who grew up in southwestern Virginia and was always a ham and jokester. Dave has loved entertaining people his entire life.
In the summer of 1992, Dave initially became saved at a camp prior to his sixth grade year. Afterward, he drifted and lost his way. A long battle with depression finally turned in Dave's favor, when he answered God's call in January 2013. This led him back home to Chicago to pursue acting and comedy as his ministry.
Dave's performing experiences date back to the early 1990's, when he performed in church plays. Dave's resume includes several years as an on-air deejay at a Top 40 station and a Country station; many years as a PA Announcer at basketball, baseball, and football games; eight years in pro-wrestling; and some comedy improv training at Second City and Gorilla Tango Theater.
In addition to being the director of Well Versed Comedy, Dave teaches improv classes for Salt and Light Coalition, an organization that helps women who have survived sex trafficking to get back on their feet. Dave has been teaching improv classes since late 2018, and says, "If I do nothing else in comedy, getting to work with these amazing women, who have survived literal hell on earth, this has made everything worth it."
In June 2015, Dave married his best friend and the love of his life, Bobbie. Together, they reside in the the southwest suburbs of Chicago and serve God through Well Versed and other ministries.
In 2018, Dave and Bobbie founded Gifts for Glory Ministries, the parent ministry of Well Versed Comedy. Learn more about Dave and how to book him for your next event as a speaker, minister, improviser, actor, and improv coach HERE.