Dave taught his first course in April 2006 and hasn't looked back. While not tromping the west coast in pursuit of the ubiquitous NOLS Wilderness Medicine student, he spends time as a senior guide for Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. (RMI) eating partially hydrated ramen with luke-warm water while on mountains around the world. From Mt. Rainier to Mt. McKinley to the Andes of South America, you just never know where you'll run into him. In between work for NOLS Wilderness Medicine and RMI, Dave searches for work with another company that ends with 'MI,' but with less success. Dave has a strong background in education and various outdoor disciplines (he is also and ACA whitewater kayak instructor) and loves to bestow the awesomeness of being outside and having fun to his students.