Dave loves to make sawdust with most any power tool (more power, argh, argh argh) and is usually building jewelry boxes, wooden tone drums or wood banks which feature mailbox doors from Lehigh
University. That is when he isn't producing boomerangs. His boomerang creations have now won four times at the National Craftsmanship Contest held by the US Boomerang Association
in 1996, 1999, 2002 and 2004.
Dave served as the head judge for the contest in 2003. He has also collected more than 600 boomerangs and a good number of aboriginal artifacts. He is also an accomplished home wine maker having won numerous awards in American Wine Society competition. Dave's skills in the kitchen include home brewing
, smoke cooking, cooking chili and cooking with chiles! He is a card carrying "Chile-head" and has a hot sauce collection of over 250 bottles. He is often cooking in the kitchen more than Barb, much to her delight!
Dave's current love is surf fishing. He got "hooked" on it in 2001 on the OBX and has made return trips there and to Ocean City, MD to pound the surf.
Dave plays a number of brass instruments but principally the french horn. He was a founding member of the Kammercor Horn Quartet. He is interested in unusual instruments and is trying to learn to play the didjeridoo, which now total five in the house. Barb and Dave have a number of percussion instruments and could practically run a drum circle with their collection. Dave also likes strange music like PDQ Bach and similar stuff, sometimes wandering into world music. Other than that, he also likes classical, pop, contemporary Christian, and jazz. As a member of East Hills Moravian Church, Dave was singing in the choir, sticks his neck out for a few solos, and plays horn in the Joyful Horns, EHMC's brass group. Dave has also worked on several hymn arrangements for the Joyful Horns. In his free time, Dave works in the IT industry as a transition manager, establishing teams in new engagements.