Dave has been published in Self Reliance Illustrated, New Pioneer, and American Frontiersman, Trappers World, and has Appeared on the cover of Backwoodsman Magazine, and Bushcraft and Survival Skills in the UK.
Dave’s Book BushCraft 101 is a two time NY Times Best Seller.
The Pathfinder School is listed as one of the top 12 Survival School in the U.S. by USA TODAY.
Dave is the Co‐Owner and Supervising Instructor of The Pathfinder School in SE Ohio, the United States Premier School for Self Reliance.
Dave is the Co‐Owner of Self Reliance Outfitters in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Dave holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Wilderness Ministry from Frontier Christian University.
Certification in Advanced Search and Rescue.
Wilderness First Aid/CPR.
Certified as an Expert Trapper by the Fur Takers of America.
Basic and Intermediate Certificates from the International School of Herbal Arts and Sciences