“Dave is an engaging speaker who weaves story and life lessons into his personal accounts of tackling not only the highest summits on the seven continents, but the summits of our own self-perceived limitations. My students left the session inspired and still reflecting on what the session meant to them, an educator’s dream come true in today’s reach-for-your-cell-the-second-class-is-out culture. This is a testament to Dave’s ability to inspire them to dream big, and then set one foot in front of the other and find daily joy in their quests to realize these dreams.”

Keith C. Russell, Ph.D. | Professor and Coordinator