Dave provides consulting and advising services to entrepreneurs, startups, and existing small businesses in 6 rural counties to support their success. Before coming to the ISBDC, Dave held leadership positions for small business and large corporations. With a background in general management, operations and sales management, Dave also engaged in acquisition and business startup activities. Industry experience includes water and wastewater treatment, infrastructure rehabilitation, and pipeline maintenance. Dave also has a strong understanding of service-based businesses that drive long-term customer relationships. He received a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of North Texas with a focus on organizational performance. Dave and his wife live in rural Owen County tucked away in the woods with their dog Big Joe. They enjoy working on their homestead, taking hikes, fishing, canning, and tending the garden.