David founded Plan A. in 1989 along with Sara Grover, his partner in business as well as life. He received his bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota in 1984 and became a licensed architect in North Carolina in 1987. While at UofM he served as the school's representative to the Board of Directors of the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Over the past 20 years he, along with Sara, has built Plan A. Architecture as an intentionally small firm with an emphasis on providing personal attention to each client. David serves on the Wake County Health Department's Food Service Advisory Committee.