Co-founding Community Rowing of San Diego in 2012, and serving as CRSD president for 7 years, Coach Dave has countless achievements and accolades both on and off the water. He started rowing as a freshman at the Naval Academy over 50 years ago. A year later, his crew was the third fastest in the nation. Coach Dave has rowed in Masters crews that have won many national championships, has a Masters World Championship award plus several runner-up results at the World Masters level. He was the national indoor rowing champion for his age group in 2018, second in 2020, and first again in 2023.
Coach Dave uses his rowing and non-rowing achievements to give back to the sport of rowing, to the local community, and to lift up everyone he meets. He has coached America Rows, Wounded Warrior and Freedom Rows lessons and classes for over a decade. Coach Dave is also a NFPT-certified Master Fitness Trainer, an award-winning adjunct professor, and author. After decorated careers in the US Navy and business world, he founded Well Past Forty LLC and wrote a book, KABOOMER: Thriving and Striving into your 90s , both to promote wellness and longevity in others. He specializes in nutrition, endurance and strength training, adapting individualized workouts for people with any special need. Coach Dave loves to have marshmallows and chocolate milk between and after workouts, and most importantly, he is always happy to share them!