A headshot of the author in the mountains

Hi there, I'm David

From January 2011 to January 2021, I led engineering, product, design, and marketing at CareerPlug. Now, I am a Director of Product Engineering at ClickFunnels. Sometimes I blog on topics I find interesting. When time allows, I consult with founders and executives to help them grow their engineering and product muscles as they scale.

In early 2022, I published a book on building modern Ruby on Rails applications. Today, I am focused on trading unhealthy habits for healthy habits, with an emphasis on replacing screen time with reading (physical books!), writing (on paper!), working with my hands, and letting my brain move at a calm pace. I spend a lot of time thinking about how I can help others do the same.

You can find some of my technical work on Github.

I live in Los Angeles, California with my wife, Sarah, and our polydactyl cats, Chili and Peppercorn. We travel when we can and garden when we can't. Whenever possible, I am hiking, boxing, or digging in my yard.

If you have found my work useful, or think I may be able to help your organization build stronger product and engineering muscles, get in touch.