What I'm working on right now
I launched out on my own so that I could have 7 full time jobs... under one roof. Here is a quick run down with some links to projects that I'm currently working on, launching, or nurturing. Click the images to check out those project's sites.

And yes, this is an actual suit that I bought... on purpose.

Pumthuggee YouTube Channel

With over 16,000 subscribers and 7+ million views, my YouTube channel about car design, car customizing, art, and filmmaking is a huge creative outlet. It’s also a major hub for dialogue on car design schools, portfolio questions, and career advice. Plus tons of weird stuff.


Venturi Academy

The Venturi Academy is my new coaching project offering elite portfolio review and career coaching for high schoolers, college students, and young professionals pursuing careers in transportation design and the creative arts. If you’re curious what “Venturi” means then take a look at the site and you’ll get your answer.

Venturi Academy


M.E.S.H. is an acronym based on 4 action words: Meet, Encourage, Spur, Hold, taken from Hebrews 10:23-25 in the Bible. I started M.E.S.H. as a kind of mastermind group/accelerator for guys I knew that were trying to bring significant dreams to life and needed a support ecosystem to help them. (Website coming soon)

How to Get a Raise or Promotion (Udemy Course)

I concepted, filmed, and produced this online course after I woke up one day to realize that I’d acquired a significant amount of knowledge about obtaining raises and promotions. Between research, experience, and my career coaching, I put together a very accessible video course about the topic. It lives on a platform called Udemy.
How to get a raise


A revolution in the world of style! Capes have fallen on hard times. They’ve been relegated to dracula and superheroes almost exclusively. But the cape is a powerful form of fashion. Imagine leaving a meeting with a swoosh of your cape. Imagine meeting a client, presenting a seminar, or just chatting at the watercooler… with a powerful cape. It’s Execucape, a new fashion movement dedicated to bringing back the cape to modern executive menswear (Coming 2019).

SermonSpice / Videos for Churches

A lot of churches show videos at some point in their service. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, sometimes informative. Over the years I’ve produced a lot of these videos for Salem media-owned SermonSpice, an online hub for churches to buy and license videos. A few of mine are funny, one or two are popular, and at least one is complete heresy. Ex: The Worst 90 Seconds of Leadership Advice.

Own Your Future: Creative Edition (Udemy Course)

Based on my portfolio and career coaching experience I put together this 9-part video course for young designers who are on their way toward an education or career involving design. Meant to apply to everyone from graphic designers to front end interactive or industrial designers, this course is an easily digestible curriculum that can benefit anyone just starting out their career or schooling. (
Own Your Future Course

The Secret Lives of Toons

Ever wonder about cartoon characters’ backstories? What did they do before they were famous? This writing project is a series of short stories unearthing the bizarre, unexpected, and twisted fictional backstories of cartoon characters we all know and love. And some we hate (Caillou anyone?). Written as a much needed respite for parents of young kids who have seen about all the Thomas the Train episodes they can handle, this writing project tells the tales of toons before they were famous (Coming soon to

Dave Shive Weather Network

We know someone who despises weather “hype.” You know, the “hunker down, the end is near” kind of hype that causes people to stockpile bread and Jello when it only is going to snow 1/2 an inch. As a connoisseur of human folly I created a fake news station to broadcast the most overdramatic, hunker-down-heavy fake newscasting ever created. It’s video and social, you can find most of it here:

Spiritual Grit

I have to give a shout out here to my wife’s brand, Spiritual Grit. As a counselor, she needed a cool-yet-serious brand that would really match her subject matter of counseling topics (eating disorders, depression, lay counselor training, etc). The Grit brand emerged as the perfect solution and she’s now developing blogs, resources, and even a merch store (sometime soon on that last one).

Red Carpet Hosting

Having an event? Is there a red carpet? Or at least a room full of people? What better way to capture the evening than with some Ryan Seacrest run-and-gun filming? Over the last few years my ability to talk endlessly and awesome mic cube have allowed me to work a crowd, get the stories, and create moments where people can feel like they’re a star. Here’s a video of me interviewing the nation’s #1 real estate team: (
Red carpet hosting


Some friends of ours called their family minivan the “Vanborghini.” I thought this was the funniest thing ever and since I love both Lamborghinis and minivans, decided to formalize it into a brand. This link takes you to the Vanborghini merch store where you can get official gear if you’re someone living that Vanborghini lifestyle. (