.Soon after, he decided he would dedicate his life to investigating the supernatural and preternatural, focusing his energies on ways to assist individuals and families victimized by entities from that realm.
..He studied under world-renown researchers Ed and Lorraine Warren, and served as one of their chief investigators for nearly fourteen years. After two active tours of duty with the US Armed Forces he founded Phantasm Psychic Research in 1994, and now divides his time between his own organization and being the assistant to Catholic exorcist Bishop Robert McKenna and Fr. Rama Coomarswamy, both of Connecticut.
..Dave has handled cases of hauntings and demonic activity in all four corners of the United States and in Canada, and has even been consulted by CNN, The BBC and The Living Channel for his expertise. He has also been a featured guest on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.
..He stands apart in his field due to his unique dedication to follow-up care for individuals and families once a case is resolved, and by his efforts to educate the public about the dangers of dabbling in the occult. He strongly believes that prevention via education is paramount to keeping the preternatural from affecting people's lives, and he frequently lectures and holds workshops.
"As a religious demonologist, I often see people at rock bottom - terrified, desperate ... The most rewarding part of my job is helping them put their lives back together. I see the trauma they go through, and I help them to fight back, using their faith. I hate seeing people victimized by the demonic, but it's incredibly gratifying to watch them come back, more faithful and stronger than they've ever been before."
..He attributes his success in his field to his strong faith in God and the support of his family and investigative team members.
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