Vice President Creative Development
With nearly thirty years telling immersive stories in theme parks, attractions, museums, shows and events, Dave uniquely combines technology, emotion and interactivity to excite audiences. Previously Principal of Creative Development for Thinkwell, he was park-wide creative director for the award-winning Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, a Guinness-World-Record-Setting 1.6m sq. ft. indoor theme park, supervising over twenty-five attractions in six immersive lands based on WB Classic Animation and DC Comics.
Dave was also Creative Director for Universal Orlando’s groundbreaking Men in Black: Alien Attack, one of the industry’s first fully interactive rides. His diverse client roster includes Cirque du Soleil, Nickelodeon, Lionsgate, NASCAR, Hershey’s, Six Flags, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Paramount, Sony, and San Diego Zoo.
Dave served as 2019 co-chair and 2020 chair of the Themed Entertainment Association’s Thea Awards Committee; he has been a speaker at IAAPA Future Legends, EventTechNYC, IAAPA Leadership Summit, Gamification Summit, and SATE Conference; he was also selected as one of Blooloop’s Top 50 Theme Park Influencers in 2018 and 2019.