Dave has spent his entire professional career in the adventure travel industry. He leveraged over three decades of active travel experience in the 2007 creation of Widness & Wiggins PR with co-founder Sara Widness. Â Dave helped found and direct the prestigious travel alliance, Trusted Adventures. Â Prior to that, he served as Marketing Director for Austin-Lehman Adventures and Vice President of Supplier Relations and Marketing Communications for Away.com and GORPtravel.com.
However, it was his 22 years as owner and President of American Wilderness Experience (AWE!) that first established Dave as a major industry icon. Under his direction, AWE! pioneered the wholesale and retail brokering of adventure travel in the late 1970â€™s becoming one of the industry’s most recognized brand names in the promotion and sale of active and exotic vacations.
Dave is a graduate of Penn State University, with a Bachelors Degree in Community Development. Â Dave has made multiple guest appearances on both television and radio and is an Associate Member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and a Lifetime Member of the Dude Ranchersâ€™ Association (DRA). Â Since 1974, Dave has embraced the outdoor life based in Boulder, Colorado.