Dave was born and raised in North Bay attending High School at Scollard Hall after which he attended Fanshawe College in London studying Marketing. Upon graduation, he was hired into the management training program with Toronto Dominion Bank and spent the next number of years relocating to various City’s as he moved up the management ranks. In 1992, he made a lifestyle decision to move back to North Bay with TD where he continued to work until he left the bank in 2003. Subsequent years saw him employed with the Bank of Montreal and work independently as a Mortgage Broker and Personal Finance Consultant. In 2003 he was elected to North Bay City Council and was re elected 2 more times spending a total of 11 years on Council. He has sat and continues to sit on many boards as he believes strongly in giving back to your Community.