About Me (and my work)

David speaking and teaching.
Sharing, teaching, talking, and telling.

Hi, I’m David—a writer, storyteller, consultant, and teacher. After witnessing the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, I quit the rat race and set out to just be happy. I now spend my time teaching Tai Chi classes, keeping fit, writing, and storytelling.

Since 1995, I have performed original stories in the United States and abroad at schools, bars, coffeehouses, clubs and festivals including the Digital Storytelling Festival and the Yukon International Storytelling Festival. I’ve also presented and/or offered classes and workshops at companies, colleges and conferences.

As a narrative practitioner, I employ an interdisciplinary approach to storytelling that incorporates writing, performing, teaching, organizing live events, collecting folklore, documentation, and facilitating narrative environments. I call this approach Applied Narrative because it draws no lines between the lessons of a classroom, the fun of a game space, and the magic of a storytelling experience.

I am available for freelance writing assignments, generating creative content, training, consulting, and speaking. Contact me.

David worked with our faculty and Academic Director to conceptualize, register, install and customize our World Wide Web site for the China Center of Long Island University, Friends World Program.

Mr. Vanadia was always judicious and responsive to our needs and concerns, and from the very beginning demonstrated the utmost professionalism. The China Center had been the only center in the Friends World Program without its own independent website, and now I think it is appropriate to state that we have one of the most informative and functional sites in our program.

While most sites cater to prospective students, Mr. Vanadia designed ours to both promote our center and to function as the primary tool for communicating academic matters to currently enrolled students. Both faculty and students find this a positive change for our center.

Personally, I find the website is a fabulous way to save my self time by posting information once online and referring prospective and current students with concerns to the appropriate posting. I am certain that our site will only grow in functionality and popularity and will undoubtedly become one of the most important student services at the China Center.

Mr. Vanadia has a keen aesthetic sense and his designs are refined and pleasing to the eye and intuitive for the user. I should also note that Mr. Vanadia is an especially apt and patient educator and possess a unique ability to explain complex server side software to the novice with even the most rudimentary understanding of web design.

Justin O’Jack Long Island University
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