Dave is a 21-year veteran of the United States Army. Since 2002, he has been an instructor for courses in state, national, and global politics. While working for Washington State’s secretary of state from 2006 through 2009, Dave obtained a grant from the Pew Center on the States to conduct a voter registration study and campaign for 18 year olds throughout Washington. He also planned and oversaw the 2008 convening of Washington’s electoral college delegation in Olympia. Since 2012, Dave has assisted hundreds of Saint Martin’s students as a full-time academic advisor in seven undergraduate fields of study with both the Extended Learning Division and the Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering. To date, 109 of them have earned their bachelor’s degrees.