writer ~ speaker
Who I AM.
Hi, my name is David. I am an international-selling published author, public speaker, spiritual teacher, and certified life and relationship coach.
High School Yearbook photo, class of '96.
I was born in the beautiful mountain town of Salida, Colorado and raised in a simple, Christian home. After High School, I toured with a group called The Continental Singers. We sang our way through Europe and the United States. It was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience but I felt that something was missing; something was different about me. I think it was a bit of a shock and surprise when I came out to my family at 18 years old. Being gay didn't fit the Christian path my life was supposed to take, but I didn't choose to be gay, it chose me.
I always thought I would grow up to be a pastor or a worship leader in a mega church somewhere, but being gay isn't exactly what most Christian churches are looking for in a leader. In 2006, I was given a movie called The Secret, and I found my path back to a loving God in a more spiritual, less dogmatic path called Religious Science, founded by Ernest Holmes. From that time forward I became obsessed with studying the Law of Attraction and more intensely, the Universe. I was hungry to know the deepest nature of God. I was on a journey to find my co-creative place in the world and how I create this life with my thoughts.
Love COACHING and Love ADDICTION
Along my journey, I've seen those around me struggle with relationships. My childhood was not ideal and my parents did the best they could, but they never taught me what a loving and respectful relationship looked like. I had nothing to go on, so I made it up as I went along. This was a hard journey since the only thing I desired was true love. What I discovered along the way is that I was a Loveaholic with some serious codependent tendencies. I was in and out of toxic relationships for 15 years before I learned to finally overcome my love addiction.
Through this transformation, I realized that one of my passions is helping other people who are just like me when it comes to dating and relationships. I have spent years studying and learning about codependency and love addiction. I decided the next logical step for me was to become a love coach. This gave me a platform to work with others who've struggled just like me. I've had the amazing opportunity to help teenage women to realize their value and self-worth when it comes to love and dating. By teaching them life skills, I helped to empower these amazing girls and give them the tools to find their authentic voice and place in the world. I've also had the honor of working with individuals who need help seeing in the darkness of their love life. Sometimes just having someone to see what you cannot is powerful and life-changing. I love working with people one on one who want to heal, and find a lasting, love relationship.
This inspired me to write the book LOVEAHOLIC. This book poured out of me like a river. The information came forth so easily that it felt like I was telling my own personal story. This book is a must have for anyone who has struggled with love, dating, or relationships. It teaches awareness and the tools we need to break the addiction to toxic love and codependent relationships. I feel LOVEAHOLIC was truly written with passion and conviction. I hope it reaches those people who need it's simple, yet influential message in a powerful way.
Hairy Money and 18 years playing hairstylist
I come from a long line of hair. My parents were hairstylists and my sister and I both became stylists, which I did professionally for 18 years. After 18 years of styling hair and working in salons, I decided that I had something to say about it. I wrote this short, and witty 100 page booklet called Hairy Money. I love this book because it's funny, informational, and to the point! I had a blast writing this book and I really have learned a lot about the beauty industry and how to thrive in the hairstylist world. I diversify my income now into many ventures but hairstyling has afforded me a great life thus far, and I am very grateful for it. Hairy Money was written as a way to give back to the industry that has given so much to me.