David has lived in the Port Macquarie for five years with his wife Patricia Smith. Formerly from Oklahoma USA he was recently granted a permanent residency in Australia.
Obtaining a Chemical Engineering degree from Oklahoma State University, Dave is a chemical engineer by trade and registered as a professional engineer in Texas.
He has worked with around 2/3rd's of the worlds refinery companies, developing a process of comparing and implementing performance measure for refineries, chemical plants, service stations and other energy facilities.
Through this experience, Dave developed expert skills in performance improvement, safety and dispute resolution between unions and management. He has served as an expert witness in many court cases in Australia.
David's expertise led him to be a consultant for the US Environmental Protection Agency.
For many years David was on the Board of the Boles Children's Home located in Dunlan Texas. Under his leadership as Board Chair, the Boles Children's Home transformed it's culture to one of client centred care.
Since relocating to Australia he continues to develop strong local connections and networks through Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce and other local community organisations.