David discovered the wonderful world of lapidary when he joined the Montgomery Gem and Mineral Society in 1998. Since that time, he has made numerous trips to William Holland for classes. He has been teaching cabochon to club members since 2013. He recently retired from Alabama Public Health after 39 years as a microbiologist. David enjoys producing high quality cabs from diverse materials but really enjoys utilizing fossil materials such as petrified wood, coral, and dinosaur bone.