David, the son of Arthur and Vivien, is happily married to Beth, has one amazing daughter, Avery, and a crazy dog, Murphy.


  • BETH (David’s Wife and Best Friend): A CPA, MBA, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), who holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), and has over 17 years of experience directing audits and risk management.  Proud of her Irish heritage, Beth was an internationally competitive Irish dancer who spent many summers in Donegal, where her father was born and raised. She also studied for a semester at University College Cork as an exchange student while attending Boston College. On her mother’s side she can trace her American ancestry back to pre/American Revolution.  Beth still plays in a soccer league, coaches Avery’s youth soccer, and makes an incredible limoncello.
  • ARTHUR (David’s Father – Deceased): Born and raised in Brooklyn, Captain of the LIU Blackbirds NIT Championship Basketball Team, a WWII Marine Corps Combat Veteran who stormed the beaches of Okinawa, was a highly successful New York Attorney with a degree from NYU, a an award winning golfer and tennis player, and a fully engaged Father!
  • VIVIEN (David’s Mother – 90 years old):  Born and raised in the United Kingdom, WWII British Nursing Corps Veteran in England, Volunteer with the Israeli Defense Force, Surgical Nurse with Dr. Eugene Bodian of Long Island, Alumni of the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, Docent at Old Westbury Gardens, Volunteer and Vestry Member at All Saints Church,  award winning tennis player…who still plays tennis to this day!
  • AVERY (David’s Daughter – 8 years old): Creative artist, active swimmer, gymnast, and soccer player, an attentive 2nd grade student who is an avid reader, also happens to be a talented teller of  “knock-knock” jokes.
  • MURPHY (David’s Dog – 3 years old): A Yellow Labrador Retriever who has endless amounts of energy for chasing lacrosse & tennis balls, insatiable appetite for anything edible…and some things that are not, favorite phrase is, “Do you want to go?”  Least favorite phrase is, “You have to stay.”
David “Bull” Gurfein is a Retired member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Special Operations Command, the Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, or the Department of Defense.