Respected as one of the nation’s authorities on addiction treatment for resistant young men, Dave is a popular national speaker and the founder of San Cristobal treatment center outside Taos, New Mexico. There, Dave’s innovative approach combines Twelve-Step modalities with adrenalin-pumping outdoor adventures in a 90-120-day program. Prior to San Cristobal, Dave spent nearly 20 years in executive-level positions working with at-risk young men: The Hazelden Foundation, Denver Public Schools, Chicago Public Schools, St. Paul’s Academy, and Vail Valley Academy. His business acumen came from a Fortune 100 post with Pitney Bowes. Dave entered recovery, himself, in 1996. He holds a BA from Elmhurst College and a MEd from Northern Arizona University.