This is Dave’s fourteenth and final year as Northern Sky’s managing director, and sixteenth with the company altogether. He met his muse, Barb, when they attended the UW-Madison Theatre program together. Later, after graduating from the American Conservatory Theater Advanced Training Academy in San Francisco, Dave joined the A.C.T. acting company as an Equity actor, eventually assuming additional roles as a conservatory trainer and stage director. He was also production manager of A.C.T.’s Plays-in-Progress Program, where he helped produce over thirty premiere productions, many of which he either designed or directed. He co-founded and served eight years as Artistic Director for Encore Theatre Company in San Francisco, a critically acclaimed experimental theater company. Dave and Barb were blessed to celebrate the marriage of son Zachary to the amazing Carah Johnston last October and are thrilled about the upcoming marriage of son Weston to the brilliant Victoria Hamilton next June. Dave and Barb have been happy to call Door County home for the past thirty years now.