May 9, 1977 – July 31, 2015 

Dave served in the United States Coast Guard for 4 years (MK2). Before his US Forest Service career he was a volunteer firefighter and a member of the Dive Rescue Squad for the Pierre Volunteer Fire Department. He began with the US Forest Service as a seasonal firefighter, working his way to Engine Captain. 

Dave loved being with his family, spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and skiing. He had a passion for public service and strived to make himself better every day, personally and professionally.