David F. Shutler served as a lawyer in the U.S. Air Force before retiring as a Colonel in 1999. After retiring, he worked as a business developer for a large corporation, ran a private law practice, and founded a construction company focused on saving energy.
More recently, he launched a data analytics company, a candy manufacturing company, and a commercial real estate venture. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Duke, a Juris Doctor from Penn State Dickinson Law, and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Nebraska. Compelled to solve the college debt puzzle by his experience as a parent of three college graduates who struggled with debt, he spent many years researching the student debt debacle before writing his book, Graduate Debt Free: Escaping the Student Loan Matrix. He lives in Dallas with his wife Katie.