Originally from Baton Rouge, LA, David arrived in Durham in 2014 and joined Liberty Arts in 2015. He has owned, operated, and managed two successful freelance design businesses, Huber Audio Design and Engineering and DSH Pipes, over the last 9 years. During his time as an Audio Designer, he put his BA in Theatre from LSU to work designing shows for the Cortland Repertory Theatre, Syracuse University, and many others. Having held a deep appreciation and passion for briar tobacco pipes since 2006, in 2011, David took a hiatus from theatrical design in order to explore his sculptural side making his own line of hand-made briar tobacco pipes. Five to six days a week, you can find David sweating the details of his latest creation in the Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio.
Collaborative communication, finding creative solutions, and building effective internal procedures are some of his strong suits. Since he joined Liberty Arts in 2015, he has created a proposed review process for artists, built the Classes Coordinator position that manages student enrollment and attendance for Liberty Arts’ classes, and created the Financial Policies and Procedures for the organization as a whole. As the Liberty Arts Treasurer, he works to manage finances frugally and effectively in order to move the organization closer to its long term goals.