David is the Principal at SynaTree.
I began my lifelong love of computers when I was 8 years old, when my Dad introduced me to AutoCAD. He had a drawing of the Earth in fairly good detail on his old 80268, and I loved Zooming In on the smallest of details, moving the continents, seeing how they fit together. It instilled in me the notion that computers can bring about inspiration and understanding, sometimes in very non-linear ways. My first foray into programming was writing small applications on a TI-82 calculator, to help my Dad with routine calculations at work.
When I was a senior in High School, I started the first of several small businesses.
Learning Experiences followed.
SynaTree's first incarnation was founded in 2007 as SynaTree Internet Growth Strategies, LLC. I focused my energy on creating a custom version of the Joomla! Content Management Program I call Spark. In late 2010, I shortened the name just to SynaTree and changed my focus again, and am now spending some of my energy on translating the successes of the Spark platform to Joomla! components and modules for commerical sale, and developing products for specialized markets.
Another huge change was the addition of my brother Michael to the SynaTree team. Michael brings a tremendous wealth of experience and a whole different perspective to our work.
Although I attended the University of Pittsburgh, my real experience and expertise have come from 10+ years of constant immersion in the technology of the web, especially as it applies to real-world problems.
I hope you decide to contact SynaTree about your project, whatever it may be. I can guarantee that we will be able to point you in the right direction, if nothing else. I look forward to working with you!