My brief orientation speech: You’ve landed on my “bio” page… if you want to know about my past, scroll down. If you are more interested in my present, head over to my Now! page. If you’d like to sample my work, click on Dave Writes Fiction, Dave Makes Films, or Dave Takes Photos. And if you’d like to connect, check out Contact. Easy peasy, right? Thanks for stopping by!
— Dave Holton
About Me (The Quick Version)
I am a lifelong creative with an eclectic grab-bag of experience & education to rummage through for tools & inspiration. I’ve worked behind cameras, written scripts for screen & stage, penned articles for travel magazines, analyzed screenplays for studios & agencies, performed for live theatre audiences, practiced Improv Comedy at Second City, & studied Producing for Film & TV at UCLA. These days, I focus my energy primarily on writing (fiction & drama), photography, & filmmaking, though I always leave room for other artistic pursuits.
Before pursuing the arts full-time, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (with additional studies in Creative Writing) & a Master’s in Business Administration, achieved a professional engineering license in my home state of North Carolina, worked for four years in heavy civil construction across the Southeast US as a field engineer, & traveled around the Americas & Europe for two years as a management consultant. Over the years, I have built a foundation for a career in the arts on the cornerstones of Writing, Visual Arts, Project Management, & Business Strategy.