After graduating from GVSU with a teaching degree, Dave owned and operated a successful building company. In 1999, the Lord prompted him to begin his career in the educational field. Since then, he has had professional experiences encompassing teaching Special Education and Technology Education at the middle and high school levels, along with leadership responsibilities as a High School Assistant Principal and currently as the Director of the Careerline Tech Center in Holland. Dave earned his Masters of Educational Leadership in 2013.
Before becoming part of the Board Team, Carrie was the Friday Addition elementary science teacher. Her background includes a wide variety of experiences. Prior to graduating from Aquinas College in 1991, she studied abroad and was an elementary teacher aide at Lettergesh National School, Ireland. Her work experience includes customer service management and human resources as well as having the privilege of being involved with many Sunday School and Wednesday evening classrooms at church.
Since 2002, they have home educated their 3 daughters (1997, 2000, 2001).
As a family, they are eclectic in their interests, enjoying reading, hiking/camping, game nights with friends/family, reading, puzzles, building projects, museums, chickens, homemade maple syrup, cooking, fishing, hunting, horses, ball-games and family mystery nights.