A native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, David graduated from St. Olaf in 2003 with a theater major and Asian studies concentration. While a student he performed in numerous theater productions and traveled to eight countries in five months with the Global Semester program.
After graduation, David spent a year as an acting apprentice at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville before returning to St. Olaf to work in admissions. In 2009 he earned his master's degree in higher education policy and administration from the University of Minnesota. As director of admissions, David oversees the daily operations of the Admissions Office and directs the efforts and energies of the staff from recruitment to selection to enrollment.
Favorite spot on the Hill: Kelsey Theater and Haugen Theater — “because they provide a safe space where students can take risks and collaborate without the fear of failure or judgment looming over them.”