Dave was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia where he received his early education at Windsor Elementary, Windsor Academy and Windsor Regional High before moving on to Dalhousie University to pursue an education in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. Post grad work followed at N.S. Teachers College, Mount St. Vincent University and Acadia University.
Upon graduation Dave took a position with the Windsor Regional School Board where he taught till his retirement in 1993 after 30 years of teaching biology and enjoying his many students and hobbies.
Three of those hobbies were Travel, Photography and Figure Skating. Dave has now combined all three and now says: "I have retired and gone to Heaven". What better way to enjoy your retirement?
Dave first watched figure skating live when the ISU Worlds were held in Halifax in 1990, then he was hooked. The only Worlds not attended were the 92 Oakland and 93 Prague (the spring break just did not match up with the event date). Now that retirement is here Dave travels to both the Junior and Senior Worlds, Europeans, 4 Continents, Canadian Nationals, Skate America, Skate Canada as well as the GP's held in Paris and Germany.
Dave has been fortunate to have travelled around the globe photographing landscapes and nature including trips to exotic places like the Galapagos Islands, The Serengeti, China, the red centre of Australia and Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand. All but four American states as well as all Canadian provinces and the north as well as extensive travels throughout Europe and Asia.
Dave's photos have been published in skating magazines around the globe as well as many National newspapers as requested by his skater friends when they want their images published in their home countries.
The highlight of Dave's career as a figure skating photographer was a recommendation by the ISU to the IOC to cover the 2006 Games in Turin as a specialist photographer.
The fondest memories are seeing the smiles on the skaters faces when they receive disks containing photos of themselves from previous competitions. THAT MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE