David graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in psychology in 1997. He then went on to study kinesiology from the University of Calgary. During this time he was involved in competitive rowing, was captain of the team, and a member of the executive rowing committee, and athlete advisory council at the University of Victoria and University of Calgary. He later coached and coordinated rowing programs across Canada.

With a developing interest in Naturopathic Medicine David continued his studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where he received his doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine. While at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine David became a member of the sports medicine group, and co-founded and coordinated the first men’s health awareness week, which continues to provide students with essential medical knowledge, not otherwise provided.

During this time David was introduced to Bikram Yoga. With a keen interest in holistic health David soon began to recognise the tremendous benefits of Bikram Yoga, and later went on to receive his teachers certification in 2007. He now Practices medicine and teaches Bikram Yoga in the Comox valley, British Columbia.