David has worked from the ground floor up opening four major entertainment venues in three different Canadian Provinces. David has been at the forefront of entertainment in the Canadian gaming industry. He has opened three of the largest casino live music and special event venues in Canada including the 1500 seat Avalon Theatre and the 28,000 square foot Grand Hall at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario in 2004.
In 2010, he opened the 2300 seat Molson Canadian Centre at Casino New Brunswick in Moncton, New Brunswick. The Event Centre at Grey Eagle Casino in Calgary, Alberta was David’s most recent gaming industry project, completed in 2013. All three of these projects were ground floor up where David oversaw all the commissioning phases as well as the installation of all required production and systems to the venues. In 2015 David opened the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario. The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is a 95,000 square foot cultural complex comprised of four state-of-the-art performance venues: Partridge Concert Hall, Cairns Recital Hall, Robertson Theatre and Film Theatre.
David has a skill set that encompasses functional building design, production and building design and procurement, FF&E Management, operational and entertainment budgeting, operational systems and programs, health and safety as well as fire plans and liquor licencing. David has written extensive venue policy and procedures based on years of operational experience. David has a proven ability to recruit and build highly effective teams delivering work class presentations. David has built and operated successful entertainment marking programs with campaigns tied to print, radio, and social media.