Dave Malby is from San Jose, California. In 1975 Dave invented the Pet Rock Training Leash and later that year, the Penny Bracelet. The Penny Bracelet along with other coin novelties were marketed to gift shops including Disneyland, American Museum of Folk Art and Smithsonian Institute. (http://Never-Broke.com)
In 1995 Dave Malby authored the book, "How to Market Your Crafts to Retail Stores" (ISBN 0964812800).
Dave Malby has been a rock and roll / blues musician since 1970. Dave was trained by John Sharkey from Syndicate of Sound. Dave plays piano, organ. accordion and synthesizer. He has performed with famous musicians such as Lydia Pense from Cold Blood, and Pat Simmons from the Doobie Brothers among others.
In 1995-1998 when he compiled proximity search data (ZipCode USA) for use in "nearest dealer" / store locators. Dave's clients include fortune 500 companies, such as Geico, Bank of America, Allstate, Farmers Insurance, State Farm Insurance, Anthem/Blue Cross, and Target.
In 2008 he invented the CamStand ®, a device used for macro photography by the FBI, CIA. DOJ, University and Hospital Pathology Labs and companies such as Intel, Kellogg's and Nike. (http://CamStand.com)
In 2015 Co Founded GripTough a manufacturer of Cell Phone Mounting Accessories.
In 2016 Dave's SmartPhone Clipboard was featured on Instructables. http://www.instructables.com/id/Smartphone-Clipboard/<
Etsy is an avenue for direct customer interaction and validation for hand fabricated products and product prototypes that are also sold on Amazon, CamStand.com, GripTough.com, Shopify and other websites.