David was born in Pittsburgh, PA. His dad was a physical education teacher in the inner city school district and my mom is a real estate appraiser at a family owned business. He has two older brother, Mike and Matt. Because of his dad’s job working for the city schools of Pittsburgh, David’s family lived within the city limits in a town called Bellevue. He attended a Christian School for pre-school and Kindergarten but then moved out to the suburbs where he eventually graduated high school.
Growing up, David played a lot of sports and had a lot of hobbies. He always loved baseball but also wanted to be just like his brother Matt, so also played football and basketball. He quit football to focus on baseball because he was determined to play in college. He also skateboarded and eventually got into snowboarding in high school. David also likes to golf, play softball, hike, and mountain bike. Those hobbies, along with snowboarding, are what drew me him to the Rocky Mountains. The ski resort on the east coast David used to go to was called Seven Springs. After visiting the West a couple times, he couldn’t go to Seven Springs anymore. It wasn’t even close to his experiences in the Rockies.
David attended the University of Pittsburgh and got his bachelors in Business Administration and Communication. He didn’t get to play baseball in college like he always wanted, but got the next best thing. David was a student equipment manager for the Pitt Football team for four years and it was one of the greatest experiences of his life.
“I got all the perks of being a college athlete but didn’t have to put my body physically on the line. We did all of the behind the scenes jobs for the team, including laundry, gear and equipment distribution, working with the coaches to make practice run smoothly, and we also go to be apart of the games and travelling to the away games was the best part. Getting to see different cities all across the country was an incredible experience. I met some lifelong friends working that job and met some incredible coaches and players I will never forget.” David recalls.
David and his brother got to go to Colorado for Matt’s senior year spring break and Lake Tahoe for David’s senior year spring break. Those two trips solidified David’s desire to move out West. In the Fall of 2018, David made the move to the Vail Valley where Matt had been living for over a year. “I wanted to be close to the mountains I loved so much and my brother I always wanted to be just like.” David says.
David’s first job out of college was for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company that owned and operated cell phone towers. He had little exposure to tech in that job but occasionally traveled to the cell sites. He found himself contacting his help desk because he didn’t know much about the computer or software he was working with. He learned a great deal from the job and will always be thankful for that opportunity. His brother Matt sent him the All Mountain Tech job posting. He immediately applied.
David admits, “I knew little about tech before I got hired by AMT. I have learned more in the one month that I have worked here than I knew from my previous 24 years on this Earth. Technology is a crazy industry not only because everything changes from year to year but because it has so much to offer from the cell phones we use every day, to running a multi-billion dollar corporation. I am excited to see where this job and AMT take me.”
David is an Account Support Specialist at AMT. He works closely with our tech partners and vendors to present clients the best quotes. Whether it is hardware, software, or renewals, David specializes in bringing our clients the best prices and supporting them through the approval process. All Mountain Technologies is lucky to have David as part of the business side of things- another great addition to a great team!