David hails from the Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. David is quite proud to be from the land of Heinz Ketchup, and the home of Andy Warhol. Growing up, David had an obsession with history and particularly the Silk Road.

Eventually David’s love of the ancient trade route brought him to where the road ended, China. The vast volume and wide array of Chinese history has never ceased to capture David’s interest, and that is what inspired him to move to Shanghai.

In the rare moments he does not have his nose in a book, David enjoys all things street food and going on bike rides around the city to make room for more delicious street food.

Wanting to share his love of China and all it has to offer led David to Newman Tours where he could live each day surrounded by the culture he loves, and share his enthusiasm with all of our guests.