Over time, David created a Zen-influenced garden and designed the garage that effortlessly frames the outdoor space and matches the brick studio, “contributing to the magic,” he smiles.

His own Park City magic started in the ‘70s with a call from local legend (and fellow Florida Gator) Ira Sachs, a family friend. “I was in my dorm room in Florida when Ira called,” looking for a ski partner, David remembers. “From then on, I was here every year.” Convinced to move west, “I visited Vail, Breckenridge, Bend and Sun Valley before deciding ‘This is the place,’” he exclaims.

Continuing the Sachs family connection, The Shop regularly welcomes Sundance-related filmmakers, in recent years hosting 1497, “an event supporting South Asian filmmakers,” he says.  

An “introverted extrovert,” David loves sharing great food and good workouts while enjoying quiet walks and time with his son, “though I’m recently an empty nester,” he adds.

Of his unique contribution to Park City’s well-being, “I love how it makes me feel,” David says. “It gives me a sense of completeness and accomplishment.” 

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