Dave was born and raised in the small Southwestern Minnesota town of Milroy. He has worked in the grain business since 1981. Dave spent six years in Milroy working as bookkeeper/office manager for the local Co-op, two years for Cenex-Harvest States in St. Paul as an accountant and merchandiser and fifteen years in Glenwood, MN serving as Branch Manager and Grain Merchandiser for the local Co-op. In 2004, Dave started working for Hurley and Associates, where he is a marketing consultant and broker. When joining Hurley, Dave was impressed with their individualized approach to risk management marketing. Dave is also the Group Leader for the Hurley & Associates offices of Wheaton MN, Glenwood MN, Eldora IA and Britton SD. Dave, his wife and four children have lived in Alexandria MN since 1989.