Dave focuses most of his energy on building partnerships to improve woodland management on family forests. He coordinates A DAY in the WOODS, http://u.osu.edu/seohiowoods, a woodland owner outreach effort focused in the Appalachian Ohio area. He is currently serving as the Outreach Coordinator for the Collaborative Oak Management Initiative. He has been a member of the National 4-H Forestry Invitational committee since 2006, and is currently working with Hocking College to conduct the Ohio 4-H Forestry competition. Other programs that he has helped to develop include: Call Before You Cut (http://callb4ucut.com), Ohio Society of American Foresters directory (http://osafdirectory.com), and the Ohio Woodland Stewards program http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu.
Dave has 30 years of professional experience in forestry and natural resources education, management and research. Prior to joining Ohio State University Extension in December of 2000, he taught for six years in the Forest Management Technology at Hocking College. Other positions that he has held include Forester and Supervisory Forester for the Department of Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Research Technician and Research Coordinator in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Georgia. Dave is a past chair of the Ohio Society of American Foresters, a Fellow and a Certified Forester. He lives on a Tree Farm-Certified Family Forest in Jackson County.