David is Director of Machine Learning Acceleration at Amazon Web Services and has a broad high tech leadership background including co-founding Calxeda, a high tech start-up, and as Director of Engineering of Intel’s cellular phone team. David aspires to “pay it forward” to musical performance education programs that develop strong life skills, as they set the foundation his professional and personal success is built on. He is a trombone player in 3 bands/orchestras and a DCI Diamond Friend with 36 years of consecutive Finals attendance. Additionally, he volunteers with the Westlake High School Band (Austin) and works with the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) on their music education advocacy efforts. He lives in Austin, Texas, is married to a color guard instructor, and has a son who is at Purdue studying computer science and plays trumpet in their music program. David is super excited to be working with the Executive Director and Board of Crossmen Productions to create endless opportunities for the members to succeed.