Dave was born and raised in rural eastern Missouri. Dave, an Eagle Scout, served for 12 years on camp staff, is a vigil honor member in the Order of the Arrow and served as Lodge Chief. Dave is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. He is Wood Badge Trained and graduate of the Kansas Leadership Center.
Dave's professional Scouting career began as a district executive in Jefferson City, Missouri. He served as a district director followed by program and finance director positions with the Great Rivers Council in Columbia, Missouri. Dave went on to serve the Jayhawk Area Council in Topeka, Kansas as its assistant Scout Executive before becoming the Scout Executive/CEO of the Voyageurs Area Council in 2010.
Dave serves as a den leader as well as Girl Scout Troop committee member. Dave lives in Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood with his children: Sophie, Luke and Oliver.
In his spare time, Dave enjoys outdoors activities, shooting sports, classic cars, and learning new technologies.