Born and raised on Oahu, David attended Iolani High School before receiving his B.A. and M.A.T. from the University of Redlands in California. He returned to Honolulu in 1975 and began working with his father, Douglas Tagaki (one of Hawaii’s most well-known insurance agents at the time), at Occidental Underwriters of Hawaii. Joined several years later by his brother Verne, followed by his sister Joyce in 1984, David and his siblings have enjoyed carrying on the family business for over thirty years.
Since 1997, David has been an Insurance Agent with John H. Connors Insurance. He continues to service individuals, families, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. David is also the Insurance Board Agent for Hawaii, serving United Church of Christ, Presbyterian, and Disciples of Christ churches.
David enjoys photography and golf, is a member of Church of the Crossroads, and sits on the Board of Directors for Hawaii Opera Theater. He has enjoyed working with his brother and sister for many years, and is now happy to see the next generation unfolding; his niece Taea joined the family business in 2008, and his younger daughter Megan began training with him in the fall of 2012.