Dave grew up in Florida dreaming about climbing and living in the mountains which he saw on family vacations in the west. After graduating from the University of Florida he decided to move out to the mountains and made it to Colorado Springs in 1999.
He is active in all outdoor sports - especially mountaineering, mountain biking and rock climbing. He has climbed all of the Fourteeners. Dave has traveled extensively and has climbed many peaks in the US and around the world. Some of his more notable summits are Aconcagua, Rainier, The Eiger and Grand Teton.
When he is not outside Dave is a financial adviser at Charles Schwab & Co. He is a supporter of a wide variety of charities and philanthropic organizations and has served on several non-profit boards.