Dave enjoys outdoor activities especially on the waters of Lake Erie. He is a black lab dad and the oldest of two brothers and one sister. Dave has practiced occupational therapy in a variety of settings with children and adults. Over the past 12 years, he has served in a variety of community leadership roles including Board President of Parkinson Partners, Director of the Purposeful Movement and Wellness Program for People with Parkinson's disease, and Team Leader for Wellsville USA, a nonprofit that provides outreach educational activities on health and wellness for children and their families. Through these community leadership roles, Dave enjoys connecting classroom learning to community service opportunities that allows students to see how they can create positive change in the lives of others
Dave was selected to serve as Gannon University Faculty Fellow in 2022. In this role, he supports junior faculty through formal mentoring as well as faculty at all career stages through professional development programs and workshops that promote excellence in classroom teaching and career advancement.