Dave is an impact-driven visual storyteller who believes that stories have the power to create transformational change and help shape the future.
Prior to joining the Contentment Foundation, Dave worked in Global Marketing and Communications at The XPRIZE Foundation, where he served as Head of Video. Over his nine year tenure, Dave had the privilege of creating impact-driven projects for an incredible group of visionaries, including Peter Diamandis, The Roddenberry Foundation and Elon Musk.
Throughout his career, Dave has worked as a writer, director, producer and editor on hundreds of short films, documentaries, music videos, as well as two feature films. His work has premiered at Sundance and Cannes and played on Showtime, the Sci Fi channel, Discovery, Nat Geo, Pop Sci, PBS and Futurism. Dave also created the entire video curriculum for the foundation’s core teaching platform, The Four Pillars of Wellbeing. A Los Angeles native, Dave earned his B.A. in English Literature from UCLA.
As Chief Creative Officer of the Contentment Foundation, Dave commits to leverage his broad experience as a creator towards sharing the story of the foundation’s transformational work around the world. Because, in his own words —
Just as the stories of the past have shaped our present, it is also true that the stories we tell today are what will help shape our future. So, it’s up to us to use this power responsibly — to co-create the future we want to live in.
Dave is one of two Contentment Foundation Emissaries to the United States, where he is committed to scaling the Four Pillars of Wellbeing across the country.