|Dave hails from the mountains of Southern Virginia, and has been playing euphonium since the age of 10. He moved to Pittsburgh in 2002 to attend Carnegie Mellon University for Mechanical Engineering. There he minored in Music Performance, played in the CMU Wind Ensemble, and was ‘El Presidente’ of the Kiltie Band, conducted by “Director for Life” Paul Gerlach.After graduating from Carnegie Mellon in 2006, Dave embarked on a cross-county bicycle trip. Awesome cross-country bicycle tripSnake Robots. Dave has a PhD from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon.