Dave grew up in Northern New York near Watertown, where during his high school years he worked at a local nursery and developed an interest in the horticultural trade.
Upon graduation from high school, Dave enlisted in the U.S. Navy and spent three years working on a tugboat stationed out of Jacksonville, Florida. He spent most of this time in Guantanamo Bay, assisting other Navy vessels near Cuba during some turbulent times.
After leaving the Navy, Dave went back to school to receive a degree in Horticulture from SUNY Cobleskill. This led Dave down a path towards becoming a landscape designer and nursery manager.
After some time in the landscape field, Dave decided to change his career focus and began working in sales for another greenhouse supplier before joining Rimol Greenhouse Systems. Dave enjoyed the market of structures and systems, and in 2003, Dave joined Rimol Greenhouse Systems as the regional sales manager for New York State and the Midwest. At Rimol, Dave is able to carry out his passion for designing and implementing greenhouse projects through his work as a sales manager.
Dave currently resides in Fairport, New York, which is just outside of Rochester, with his wife Jennifer. Dave has two daughters, Emily and Morgan, and enjoys his summers at a family cottage in Sackets Harbor, fly fishing and restoring an old wooden boat.