Dave is from El Centro, California. A little country town about 100 miles east of San Diego. He lived about 15 south of the city. His family were farmers. They grew everything on their family farm from broccoli and lettuces in the winter, and watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew in the spring. In 1982, Dave went to work at Bonanza Packing, where they shipped all of these items all over the country. There would be days where Bonanza would ship 25,000 cartons of iceberg lettuce, and 5,000 cartons of cauliflower. During the spring, they would ship around 25,000 cartons of honeydew, and cantaloupe a day for 6 weeks straight.