Dave, who holds a teaching degree from Purdue University and a master’s certificate in non-profit management from Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), has been a business owner for over 35 years. He served as a board member of one of the largest cooperatives in the US and served as the CEO of a publicly traded coal company.
Dave’s contributions in the non-profit sector are focused on the special needs community and in the area of youth development. He served as a youth football and soccer coach for over 15 years. Dave also initiated the development of a local soccer club and contributed to the construction of two, soccer-specific facilities, one 50-acre complex and one 44-acre complex respectively. He served as the president of this local soccer club for over 7 years. He served as the president of the Indiana Soccer Association Inc. for six years and for the past 10 years has served as the Executive Director of the Indiana Soccer Association Inc. Dave continually investigates new ways to benefit those under his care and leadership and recognizes that VR has enormous potential to enhance the development of an athlete