Dave grew up as the son of an Army chaplain and he experienced twelve moves before graduating from high school in Newport News, VA. He graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.S. in Industrial Management.
After college, he served on a church staff then spent six years working in campus ministry in the northeast while also working at General Electric. In 1978 Dave moved to Tulsa to shift from a focus of discipling college students to mentoring men in the community. He did that as an avocation for many years while working at American Airlines negotiating contracts and managing suppliers. He also spent two years as Department Head of Purchasing at CFS followed by five years as a consultant representing three manufacturing companies.
In 2004, at the urging of close friends, Dave founded Your One Degree, a ministry of coaching individuals in focus, purpose, and effectiveness. His 25 years in corporate life, along with many years as a business owner, as a consultant, and as a mentor of men have proven invaluable in helping men find their One Degree.
The ministry of Your One Degree has helped leaders and individuals in 35 countries and 47 states. It will soon expand further into Africa, Europe, and Latin America.
Dave is married to Janice and they have two grown sons.