Dave and his wife, Brenda, reside in Waterford. Dave is a self-employed farmer/rancher, farming 1,100 acres with his son, David. Dave served as a Board Member of the Ceres Unified School District for 16 years, served on the board of Stanislaus Farm Bureau for 6 years and was also a 4-H leader for 31 years. Dave currently serves on the Board of the Cowboy Museum and the Stanislaus County Beef Supporters. He is also the Chairman of Stanislaus Farm Supply and Ceres Livestock Boosters.