Born and raised in Lancaster, PA. Graduated from JP McCaskey High School where he was a member of the wrestling team all 3 years. He is a co-holder of School Record in Class B 440 yard relay at J.F. Reynolds Junior High School. Dave has earn several awards which include Lancaster-Lebanon Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame, District Three Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame and 2018 PA Wrestling Round Up Medal Award of Excellence. He has retired twice in his life, once after 33 ½ years at Armstrong Floor Plant and second after 35 years at Lancaster Newspapers Inc. as a Sportswriter. Dave has been very involved in his community throughout his life in as past Board Member of Manheim Township Soccer club and Manheim Township Baseball/Softball Association. Also as an Assistant Coach in the Manheim Township Baseball Association and as an Assistant JP McCaskey Wrestling Program. Dave has also be in involved in Board of Managers Pennsylvania Society Sons of the Revolution Regent Lancaster County Chapter, PSSR and a member of Lancaster Leiderkrantz, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus #867. Dave served on the Board of Directors for the Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame through April 2022..