Dave moved to Colorado in 1960 and he has been riding since 1974. Becoming a police motor officer in 1995 required daily vigilance and constant practice; to do the job he had to keep improving his riding skills. He brings that experience to how he delivers training in the Civilian Top Gun program. Now that he is retired from the force, most of his riding is touring, especially cross country riding. He has been teaching Civilian Top Gun classes since 2014. His students appreciate his ability to challenge their riding while making the demanding course exercises fun.