Snowboarding started for Dave as a teenager at Turoa, in the North Island of New Zealand. An instant love for sliding sideways on snow quickly followed with seasons in the states while studying art and design at Auckland Uni.

Achieving Level One and Two with AASI before swapping over to the New Zealand system and following the rest of the SBINZ pathway to Level Three with ISIA standard and then Trainers Cert.

With time in and out of the instructing/examiner industry including coaching, terrain park building, on snow events (US Open) Dave also used snowboarding to travel the world with further winters seasons and stints in Japan, Canada, France, Italy, Iceland, Bulgaria and even Scotland.

His summers are spent running SBINZ courses/exams at Snowplanet along with plenty mountain biking and being outdoors.

For other work Dave spends time behind the computer being creative within his own design business including design and layout for the new SBINZ and NZSIA print manuals.

He also runs the SBINZ Social Media platforms.

Sponsors: K2 Snowboards and Smith Optics.