Dave is extremely competent, qualified and experienced outdoor activity provider. He is as comfortable working with beginners as he is supporting individuals in achieving personal goals by providing training and guidance towards advanced performance.
He is proud to have been recognised by British Canoeing being endorsed to the status of Canoe Guide and is a member of Brecon Mountain Rescue Team. Recently he has focused his efforts in providing opportunities for young peoples development through outdoor activities. By working with DofE groups, joined a British Exploring Society trip to Yukon Canada as the senior river leader.
Dave has taken great pleasure this year in taking the lead in developing trainee and apprentice instructors both internal and from other organisations.
Enjoying the outdoors from an early age, particularly walking climbing and canoeing. As a canoeist he had the honour to represent GB in canoe slalom during the 80’s
Following his time working as an outdoor instructor he joined the fire service and used his experiences and became a water rescue instructor and rope rescue technician. He was nationally selected by DEFRA to become a National Flood Rescue Advisor and has supported a number of major national flood deployments.
He served for over 30 years in the fire service retiring as a station commander. With his retirement approaching Dave founded WithDave in 2016 to provide excellence in outdoor education and leadership with his eldest son. The company has grown.