Dave grew up just south of Portland in West Linn. He attended West Linn High School and upon graduation moved to Edmonds, WA to attend Puget Sound Christian College. After graduation with a degree in ministry, he was a youth pastor for fifteen years. In 2016, he returned to the classroom to begin a Master of Nonprofit Leadership degree at Seattle University. This degree opened the door for his work at nonprofits.
Dave loves that FriendsPDX values every child and fully supports the mission of empowering youth to overcome adversities while eliminating generational poverty.
Outside of work, Dave loves watching his three daughters play sports! He has soccer and basketball players in his house and they bring him an immense amount of joy. He and his partner enjoy discovering new places to eat and taking walks. When he gets the chance, he likes to get over to Central Oregon to fly fish.