My family and I are proud to call to the Holland / Zeeland area home and I am grateful for all of the opportunities I’ve had to serve this wonderful community over the past 37 years. During that time I spent 30 years as a teacher and administrator with Holland Public Schools, striving daily to provide EACH student with the individual support they needed to prepare for and access a successful future, both as an individual and as an active member of this community. Working to meet this goal it became obvious that schools could not reach this goal alone and collaboration with various agencies, institutions and businesses in our area was crucial for success. My family and I also spent 6 years serving, living and learning in Chiapas, the southernmost and poorest state in Mexico.
Last July I “retired” from Holland Public Schools and have been looking for a way to combine all of the experiences I’ve had in the past to further serve our community in the future and I believe that DE is the perfect place to make this dream a reality.
Partnership Network Facilitator
Dave spent 12 years serving youth both locally and nationally through his role with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. His work has included organizing local community organizations to address issues facing adolescents while working for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland, managing a National Teen Leadership program and providing program training and consultation to local Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to help them improve their services to youth.
Dave has been married to Jennifer for 13 years and they have three beautiful children who love to call Holland their home.