Born and raised in Oxford County, on Sweaburg Road, he is a 6th generation farmer with his son now taking over the operation (7th generation).
Graduated from University of Guelph in 1974 with his degree in Agriculture.
Became involved with the Canadian Food Grains program in 1983 as a volunteer and donor…helping to bag corn at a local elevator.
Job shared with his wife Catherine the position of Ontario Resource Coordinator of the Canadian Food Grains program for 17.5 years
Travelled to Kenya, Ethiopia, Nicaragua and Honduras as well as North Korea.
Led the Canadian Youth Tour to Nicaragua and Honduras
He began servicing as a South-West Oxford Township Councillor in 1994, elected Mayor in 2006 and is currently also serving as the Warden for the County of Oxford.
He was a director of Oxford Mutual Insurance for 12 years and was involved with Scouts as a leader for 20 years first in Salford…then forming a club in Sweaburg.
He drives an electric car and is very supportive of renewable energy.
David and Catherine have 4 grown children and 7 grand children.