Dave has had a lifelong commitment to peace and the importance of living an ethical and sustainable life. Being a father of two daughters and a Papa to two amazing granddaughters has only strengthened that commitment.
Born and raised in Manchester, NH his early years were spent surrounded by a large extended family and enjoying Boy Scouting. Through Scouting, he learned the rewards of being connected to nature and how to set goals and achieve them. He eventually reached the rank of Eagle Scout, an accomplishment of which he is still proud.
During Dave’s high school years, the Vietnam war was raging, and he developed an awareness of the need to live in harmony and balance with Mother Earth. These events drew him to become active in local “Peace” movements, organizing protests and helping boys who were morally opposed to war. In 1970, he was a presenter at the first NH Earth Day Conference at Keene State College, expounding the dangers of chemical and biological warfare.
After high school, Dave enrolled at UNH, earning a degree in Psychology. While in college, he had his first formal introduction to Art and greatly enjoyed studying form and shape and creating with his hands. By the time he received his bachelor’s degree, Dave had also earned a minor in 3-dimensional art and changed career paths.
With the awareness that he loved to work with his hands, coupled with the practicality of having a marketable skill, Dave embarked on a career in carpentry. He married his high school sweetheart -Diane – and together they began raising a family while he grew his contracting business into a successful Design-Build firm. He spent 4 decades helping his customers realize their dreams by creating spaces that met their needs and blended with the surroundings. While balancing the roles of husband, father, and business owner, Dave found time to serve on the board of the Greater Manchester Childcare Association and be a member of the Derryfield School Grounds and Building Committee.
In 2001 Dave began summering in the community of Wolfeboro, and in 2003 he and Diane bought a small cottage on the shore of Crescent Lake. They fell in love with the town. In 2019, they decided to sell their Manchester home, become full-time Wolfeboro residents, and begin an experiment of living sustainably in a 600 sq. ft home. Having retired from his business, Dave is focused on becoming an active member of Wolfeboro. He is excited and grateful to be able to help GALA in its endeavor to bring the Makerspace to Wolfeboro.