At the smooth-faced age of 17, Dave won a place to study broadcasting at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), with past alumi including actor Hugh Jackman and comedian Tim Minchin.
After three years of learning how to hold a microphone and shoot a camera, Dave began working as a TV reporter for GWN, a regional station, before jumping ship to the newsroom at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) where he reported for TV, radio and online media for nearly five years.
After a quick stint of travel, Dave moved to London where he worked at Al Jazeera and Sky News before landing a gig with BBC World News. Working his way up to Senior Broadcast Journalist, Dave drove bulletins and covered some of the biggest stories of the past few years, including Margaret Thatcher’s death, the London riots of 2011 and the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
After reporting on the world for so long, Dave decided he needed to see more of it with his own eyes and so quit his day job to work on creative projects from all four corners of the globe. He now lives in Perth, Australia.