A Durham native, David is the founder of Brightside Bamboo which he started in 2010. He has a diverse background including mechanical engineering, real estate, and permaculture-based edible landscaping. His love for bamboo started in the 1980s when he and his brother used to play in a neighborhood grove. In all that time, the magic of bamboo never diminished in his mind. Since 2008 when his interest was once again revived he has only grown more fond of, knowledgeable about, and experienced with bamboo.