Dave and his wife, Kris, became members of The Cadets family in 2017 when their daughter, Anna, was first contracted with the corps as a trumpet player. Since then, they have been active in making sure the members and staff are well fed at winter camps, spring training, and on tour. Dave learned the ins and outs of The Cadets' food truck from Jay Travis, Bill Speakman and Cheryl Rogers, helping on the team that built the food truck that is currently being used today.
Dave was an electrical engineer by trade and worked for the local power company in Jamestown, N.Y. for 35 years until his retirement in the spring of 2022. He has also worked summers with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department in the Marine Patrol Division for the past 39 years, and he continues to do so.
In the fall, Dave stays busy with the Jamestown High School Band Program, where he has served as Crew Chief for the past 14 years.
After their daughter aged out of The Cadets in 2021, Dave and Kris have continued to make the monthly trek to New Jersey to volunteer their time on the food truck for audition and rehearsal camp weekends. 2023 will be Dave and Kris' first year working together for The Cadets' entire Spring Training and Summer Tour!