David and his wife, Diane reside in Cypress, California. They lived in Los Alamitos from 1969 to 2002. David and his wife have owned and operated a family run Insurance Agency, Appling Insurance Services, Inc. located in Los Alamitos since 1976. Their 3 sons all attended Los Al Elementary, Pine Middle School and graduated from Los Alamitos High School. Two of their five grandchildren went to Lee Elementary, Oak Middle School and graduated from Los Alamitos High School.
David has been very active in the Los Alamitos community. He served as President of the Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) from 1996 to 2008. He was the President/Founder of the LAHS Football Foundation, raising over $180,000 to date in scholarship funds. He served on the Los Alamitos Youth Center Board from 1987-2011 and was President twice in 1992 and 1997/98. He was Director of the Rotary Interact Club at LAHS from 1983 to 1987 and was a member of both the LAHS Vocational Advisory Committee and LAUSD Advisory Council.
David was awarded Los Alamitos Chamber “Man of the Year” in 1994, Cypress College Americana “Citizen of the Year Los Alamitos 1999″ and Los Alamitos Museum “Citizen of the Year 2013.” David’s past affiliations include Coach/Board Member at St. Hedwig Little League/Pony/Colt/Thoroughbred League and LAYAA Football and Basketball Leagues.
For fun, David is the President/Founder of the “Finest Annual Trout Invitational Tournament” at Lake Crowley which started in 1984 and continues to the present. While 150-200 grandfathers, fathers and sons fish for 2 days, they also have raised money for various charities including Ronald McDonald House, Cancer Support Foundation, American Heart Association and the Los Alamitos Museum.