Dave was born in Northwest Iowa and grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He moved to Holland in 1976 when he and Sally were married. They have been residents ever since and consider it a blessing to have been able to raise their two children, Jeremy and Cara, in such a great community.
Dave attended Calvin College and William James College with an interest in Arts and Media. He has been involved in the furniture and cabinetmaking industries for 30 years and is owner of DH Designs, a woodworking business in Holland.
Dave is active in his church and served there in a variety of capacities. Dave also served for three years as a member and past Chair of Holland Human Relations Commission. He was elected to Council in 2003 and is the Council liaison to the International Relations Commission and the Sustainability Committee.
Dave enjoys a good cup of coffee, apple (or lemon) pie, and music. He is intent on being a good listener; so don't hesitate to give him the opportunity!