Carpe Diem Juggling is a project started by me, Dave Pawson. I worked as a professional software engineer for nearly 25 years, for such companies as Oracle and Yahoo! Juggling had been a hobby of mine off and on since high school, but in 2011 I decided to try teaching juggling to kids at my daughter’s school, and a passion was born. The more I worked with kids, the more I realized I was finding it more rewarding than my career in software, and in the summer of 2013, I decided to step away from software and follow my heart.


  • 2012 – present: Taught juggling to 4th through 8th graders at The Nueva School in Hillsborough, CA
  • 2011 – 2013: Served on the Board of Directors of the International Jugglers’ Assocation, including a term as Chairman of the Board from 2012 to 2013.
  • 2011: Certified as a juggling instructor by the Youth Education Program of the International Jugglers’ Association
  • 2011: Taught juggling to 3rd through 5th graders at Baywood Elementary School in San Mateo, CA


  • Brown University, Class of 1990. Bachelor of Science, Computer Science.