About Dave

Technical entrepreneur and compulsive creative

I am a transformative leader with nearly two decades of experience driving positive change through strategic planning, organizational design, process engineering, and cultural alignment. I lead, work, and mentor in the intersection of entrepreneurship and technology โ€” especially in high-growth organizations.

Additionally, I come from a family of talented artists and inherited a powerful creative drive. As a result, I write poetry for children and adults and short stories filled with talking cats, horrible monsters, paranormal bloggers, and unlikely bands of heroes. I also fold origami, do calligraphy, and occasionally draw, paint, and take photographs.

I currently live in Cleveland, OH with my lovely wife, three rambunctious kids, a cat that loves pizza, and a dog named Molly.

๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ Creative work

  • Seize the Dave - a little bit about a lot of stuff. You’re currently here.
  • Land of the Crane - a feudal Japan-inspired fantasy campaign for 5E.
  • Heroic Tales - the role playing game of heroic problem solving.
  • Full Spectrum - a subreddit dedicated to celebrating diversity and inclusion in speculative world-building.

๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป Professional work

  • Scaling Strategy - a blog about leadership, mentoring, and intentional change, specifically as practiced in high-growth, technology-driven organizations.

A note about reviews

Unless otherwise noted, I have paid for any and all items that I have reviewed out of my own pocket. I will always disclose whether an item has been provided to me for review purposes. I may include links to retailers that I purchase products from, if I feel that the retailer has provided excellent service.