Dave is the founder and owner of Destination Backcountry Adventures, a Brooklyn based wilderness adventure outfitter specializing in the Catskill Mountains. He left a successful, but unfulfilling, career as a publishing executive in 2008 in order to devote himself to his passion for the outdoors and he lives to share his favorite wildernesses with others and help them form a closer relationship with nature. He is an experienced outdoor professional with years of experience and thousands of miles under his boots guiding in some of the most rugged and scenic wildernesses of the United States. Dave also sits on the Board of Directors of the NY State Outdoor Guide Association and is a founding member of the Catskill Adventure Tourism Summit. In addition to being a veteran licensed NY State Outdoor Guide, Dave is Wilderness First Aid certified, and a member of the exclusive Catskill 3500 club, having climbed every peak in the Catskills.