Dave was born and raised in Creston, BC. He started in construction at an early age with his father’s contracting company. After graduating high school Dave moved to Calgary where he completed a drafting course at SAIT. Dave moved to Cranbrook BC, 1986 where he took an upholstery apprenticeship. He moved to Nanaimo in 1990, where he ran a successful upholstery business until 2005; when he accepted an offer from K2 Stone to help develop their sales department. He continues to develop markets on Vancouver Island and in the United States. In his spare time, Dave plays hockey, enjoys camping, fishing and working on projects with his sons.