Dave, who's been with NBC 6 since he graduated from UMD in 1987, is something of a success story here at Northland's NewsCenter. He started out as a member of the news production crew and worked his way up the ranks to meteorologist.
Dave received his Meteorology Degree in 1995 and is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. He is also a trained Skywarn severe weather spotter and a certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary weather specialist and instructor. Once a year, he combines those USCGA qualifications to teach an Intro to Meteorology course to boaters. Away from the NewsCenter, he's an adjunct meteorology instructor at Lake Superior College and Northland College.
Originally from Ely, MN with family roots in Tower and Babbitt, Dave is a lifelong Northland resident. He and his wife and children love the region and can't think of anywhere else they would rather live.
"The Northland has the nation's most unpredictable weather, and I love trying to forecast it. Weather is important to people in this region, because people's lives can depend on it. An accurate forecast can avert tragedy in dangerous weather."
Dave's love of the Northland is exemplified by his volunteer work as a public affairs officer for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at the Flotilla and Division level. He also serves as one of his church's lay readers and helps the missionary support department. On Thursday nights, you can find him in the uniform of assistant cubmaster with Cub Scout Pack 7 in Duluth. Dave is a life long history buff and serves on the board of the Lake Superior Marine Museum.
One of the most common questions the weather center gets is, "Where did that 'Super Dave' nickname come from?"
He earned it partially by being able to perform a countless variety of jobs around the station from camera work to reporting to the weather. Most significantly, it comes from being an all around nice guy always willing to lend a hand.