Dave began his career in commercial high rises in Calgary. He then spent time working industrial oilfield maintenance electrical in Alberta followed by General Motors in Oshawa Ontario, Koch fertilizer and Husky Oil in Manitoba, Baffin Island at an iron ore mine and commissioning in the Alberta oildsands sector.
Dave is also an avid whitewater rafting professional, and has served as a guide in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest territories, Yukon, Africa and North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia in the United States.