David Besser graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in history.

While at California, he was a member of the history club and the ultimate frisbee team. He did his internship with Fort Necessity. Besser also worked at PNC Park.

A 2010 Mount Carmel Area High school graduate, he is a son of David and Cathy Besser and the grandson of Bob and Cathy Welker.