Trail Program Manager
Dave plans, coordinates, executes, and reports on Trail program undertakings of the Ice Age Trail Alliance. He works collaboratively with staff, volunteers, government agencies, and private partners to increase the IATA’s organizational capacity to execute on-the-ground construction and maintenance of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
Dave started as Trail Program Specialist in 2013, helping to increase the capacity of the Alliance to craft more trail. He coordinates and supervises volunteers at Mobile Skills Crew (MSC) events and provides leadership and training to local chapters. Dave also chronicles the MSC events through his writing and photography (if you see him with a camera, he’s not slacking off – he’s working).
He has been an active participant in IATA volunteer programs for several years and thru-hiked the Trail in 2010.
In his spare time, Dave likes traveling with the wind and discovering the hidden beauty of Wisconsin and beyond.
Favorite Ice Age Trail Segment:
Dave’s favorite segment is the St. Croix Falls Segment. As he says, “The emotions that overcame me when I saw the Western Terminus after two months of hiking is something that will stick with my forever. Plus, it’s a truly beautiful segment with the Trail skirting around and on basalt from old lava flows.”