In the early days, David grew up on a walnut farm and raised sheep for 4-H. After 3+ years of college David followed a dream and attend New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. There he learned many skills that are put to use on a working homestead and farm. After cooking professionally for a number of years in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, he left for several jobs in technology eventually opening a successful consulting and professional training business based in San Francisco with four offices in the US.

In 2018 his passion for food and wilderness was reborn into Poe Run Craft & Provisions. With over 20 years as a manager and business owner he will put his experiences to the test raising perfectly natural foods, building and restoring the homestead, expanding his wood craft, curing meat and fermenting beverage.