David Michael Stade was born the son of Richard and Marilyn (Seeley) Stade on Tuesday, November 9, 1965 in Escanaba, MI.
David grew up and received his early education in Gladstone, MI graduating from high school there. In 1988, David married and later divorced. He graduated from Western Michigan University in 1989 with a degree in Print Management. After graduation he moved to Portland, Oregon, where he enjoyed the Pacific Northwest area that he loved so well. David worked for a local printing firm, later going to S.M.M.S. for thirteen years, where he became a manager. When S.M.M.S. closed, he worked for Premier Press, where he was the Print Coordinator.