Dave is quiet, artistic, kind-hearted, and very intelligent. He is a luthier by trade-someone who makes guitars or mandolins. He does both, but his paid job is as a finish worker on mandolins. His work is breathtaking! He's a pretty darn good cook, too! He lives in Austin Texas now. He moved to Austin to be near his sweetie, Laura. She keeps him there, but he really likes Austin, too.