David has been a lifelong resident of Chula Vista. Growing up in a faith based home, David’s family instilled in him the values of service and charity as essential components of being part of a community.
This lifelong commitment to community service started at a young age when he attended Valley Vista Elementary School and became part of the “Safety and Peace Patrol”, helping fellow students resolve conflicts constructively. As a teenager, he participated in numerous community service activities through his youth group, including helping elderly members of the community with daily tasks and food distribution, and engaging in clean-up initiatives throughout San Diego County.
As a middle child of five siblings, David has always been an active member of his family, helping to raise his younger siblings and now taking care of his aging parents while also mentoring his nieces and nephews.
David’s family played a significant role in his life, and he was deeply inspired by his immigrant parents’ unwavering determination to provide for their family of seven, owning and operating a successful auto body shop for 35 years. This experience instilled in him a profound appreciation for hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance, even in the face of limited resources and language barriers.
Following his passion for community service, David started volunteering for the San Diego Pride parade in 2013 and became one of the directors. This experience led to him being recruited by a prominent San Diego production company, where he worked to initiate the first Harborfest in Chula Vista, a community-based event promoting the Chula Vista bayfront.
At the age of 25, he established his own production company, Reve Productions, a Chula Vista based business which produces many large-scale community events, non-profit galas, and corporate events around the region. Currently, he takes great pride in the work to help new nonprofits and foundations build their presence in the community through health fairs, 5k runs, and galas.
In 2020, motivated by his passion to help those in need, David founded Arena Home Care to provide high-quality and personalized care to elderly and seriously ill clients. Today, David remains dedicated to serving his community and is committed to making a positive impact in the city he has called home his whole life.
In his spare time, David indulges his passion for the arts and takes delight in exploring various cultures through travel. As an avid art enthusiast, he enjoys visiting galleries and exhibitions and as a proud Dog Dad, he enjoys taking Apollo, his Australian Cattle Dog, on walks around his neighborhood.