Dave is a retired licensed Professional Petroleum Engineer and oil and gas executive. His most recent position prior to retirement was President of GasSearch Drilling Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. He began his engineering career in drilling and production with Texaco, Inc. in south Louisiana. He also worked for Forest Oil Corporation and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation in increasing roles of responsibility in engineering, management, and upper management. Dave spent several years as an offshore drilling supervisor for Texaco in the Gulf of Mexico and overseas engineering assignments in London and Kazakhstan involving a multi-billion-dollar oil & gas joint venture in the former Soviet Union.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN and was elected to the Omega Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor fraternities.
Since retirement Dave was involved with the creation of Break Bread, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing hunger in the underserved population of Littleton, CO, and is currently an active Board member for this organization.
Dave and his wife have been Colorado residents for 30 years and currently reside in Highlands Ranch.