David grew up in Peabody, Massachusetts, as the youngest of three. While gritting his teeth through a headache brought on by the petroleum-based car wax he was selling at the time, David decided to make a change. He was tired of the headaches and worried about the environmental cost of the materials. In his first role in the solar industry, David developed the retail market for Sun Run in Massachusetts, overseeing a forty-five person team. David came to Solar Five for the independence and trust the company gave to its advisors. He encouraged his mentee, Mike, to join the company.
David has been a community organizer for many years. As an advocate for Green Andover, David helped remove all plastic bags from Danvers and Andover. Through Massachusetts Green 360, he’s advocated for his congressional representatives to adopt clean energy. Dave attends the Worchester and Lynn Chambers of Commerce meetings to encourage individuals and businesses to go green.
David is also part of six Portuguese clubs, one of the ways he connects to his parent’s Portuguese heritage. In addition, he has been a coach with the Special Olympics since his daughter, who had cerebral palsy, was six. At twenty-one, his daughter is now a coach herself.
David is recently engaged. Though the proposal didn’t go as planned – David tripped while bending down on one knee, sending wine glasses and candles flying – he says it epitomizes his relationship, which is characterized by joking, kidding, and having fun. He brings this same energy to every family he visits through Solar Five.