Dave spent his childhood on the east coast—split between southeast Virginia and Ontario, Canada. The only boy among three sisters (one of them his fraternal twin) Dave learned to seek refuge in the outdoors at an early age. He graduated college in 2007 with a degree in Urban Planning and Geography, and set out to travel the globe. His travels took him through Europe and Asia several times and all over the U.S. and Canada. Realizing that he would never find fulfillment sitting behind a desk, Dave headed out west, in search of something new. He currently resides in Lake Tahoe, California, where he's become an expert at living harmoniously with bears. Dave has a thirst for travel and adventure and enjoys all things outdoors. When not biking around town, you can almost certainly find him hiking in the backcountry, floating down some river, or building trails. He is excited to add Desert Restoration to his list of life experiences.