Dave started teaching The Silva Method in NJ in 1980. He spent several years studying under Jose Silva by attending several of his 10-day Ultimate Seminars in Laredo, TX. Dave helped to specialize The Silva Method for athletes and salespeople and collaborated on the book "Sales Power - The Silva Mind Method for Sales Professionals. "When he was a financial planner, he used the techniques in the course to manage his client's money and make a lot of money for them. He also used the techniques when he played professional tennis and now uses the techniques to run one of the most successful motorcycle safety training schools in the country.