Since the advent of the internet, Dave Bonds has been on it. After creating his first website in 1994 (in Notedpad on Windows 3.1), he fell in love with the power of the medium of the web. Dave then went on to pursue a computer science degree but ultimately discovered the computer science field–at the time–was not at all focused on the web. After a few odd jobs, including pizza delivery and tech support, he eventually ended up starting his own computer repair business in 2003.
Sometime around 2008, Dave discovered the WordPress project and fell back in love with web development and open-source software. After self-teaching himself modern web technologies, he hasn’t looked back. Since then, he went on to become the first employee at Agent Evolution–a leader in the WordPress real estate space–then became Director of Web Design, and finally CTO and minority owner in the company.
In 2014, Dave and his partner at Agent Evolution sold their business to IDX, LLC–the leading real estate listing data company in North America. Through that partnership, Dave helped lead both IDX and Agent Evolution by designing and developing broad-based and custom solutions for real estate clients using WordPress. He has been a fan of the work WebDevStudios has done for years. Unsurprisingly, Greg Rickaby, our Director of Engineering, is someone who Dave hired to work with him on several projects at Agent Evolution back in 2012.
Dave is originally from Augusta, Georgia, but has lived across the US, including: Utah, Florida, California, Texas, and currently Eugene, Oregon for nearly three years. Since marrying his Filipina wife, Maxine, in 2015, if he’s not at work, you’ll most likely find him in the Philippines.