As the Director of Field Operations since 2017, Dave oversees staff and operations at ORP’s shell processing, setting, and loading facility in Cambridge, MD.
A Kent Island native, Dave grew up on the Chesapeake Bay. His love of the water led him to the Navy, where he became an awarded sailor. After the Navy he served aboard the State of Maryland’s buoy tender/icebreaker. During that time, he discovered diving, eventually graduating from the Diver’s Academy of the Eastern Seaboard. He then went on to work in the Gulf of Mexico before serving in the Army Active Reserve as a watercraft operator. Prior to ORP, Dave managed a successful diving business based out of Annapolis.
Dave feels very fortunate to be involved in ORP’s mission to improve the health of his beloved Chesapeake Bay. His free time is spent boating, camping, and traveling with his wife Brooke, and daughters Taylor, Piper, and Sophie.