Dave was born in Ontario and spent his formative years in the Toronto suburbs. After high school he packed up his worldly possessions which consisted of a pair of skis and well worn climbing gear, and headed west to Vancouver to go to school. He quickly fell in love with the North Shore Mountains becoming obsessed with mountain biking Mount Fromme and spending his winters searching for hidden powder stashes on the back side of Mount Seymour. Ready to get out of the big city, he eventually moved to the Comox Valley in 2003 to raise a family and further fuel his obsession for outdoor living.  Dave’s writing is inspired by his passion for all things crafted by hand.