David was born and raised in Australia (and still has the accent!) Like most Aussies, he is rarely afraid to speak his mind, but he doesn’t hunt crocodiles, ride kangaroos to work, shave with a 12-inch knife, wear a cork hat, or drink Fosters. (Actually he hates beer.) David discovered FileMaker Pro in its early days while studying Computer Science at the University of Sydney, and has devoted most of his career to it. David was one of the original developers of Excelisys back in 2001 when Excelisys started doing business and we graciously welcome him back home with his more than 26 years experience of working with FileMaker Pro! In those years he has had the opportunity to work with other consulting firms (including his own) and with that experience has come to understand how important it is to turn needs and problems into elegant and efficient solutions for his clients.
Considered a technical wiz, an exceptional and determined problem solver, and described by his peers as one of the best FileMaker Pro developers in the industry, David excels with “encouraging” FileMaker Pro to do things that most consider impossible! The best part of his talents, is that he loves to share and implement those cutting-edge new tools and tricks for the benefit of his clients and their projects, as well as with other members in the FileMaker Pro community.
While FileMaker Pro is certainly his expertise, he has had experience with dealing with some web technologies like HTML, CSS, SQL, PHP, and a few others. He also possesses some proficiency in C, and is currently working on teaching himself C++ with the goal of being able to write FileMaker Pro plugins very soon!
When David is not being a nerd, his outdoor loves are; skiing the slopes in winter, boating and riding waves in the summer, and jumping off cliffs all year round (abseiling). David considers himself in some ways very old-fashioned in his values and tastes, but very forward-thinking in his dreams and goals. David has a keen interest in the technological and scientific advances humanity is making, and plans to add his own mark to some of them in a new and exciting way.