Dave is retired from the Air Force, and a career as an information technology manager. He became interested in the raising and training of doves approximately 5 years ago. He built the current dove loft 5 years ago and extended the loft 2 years ago. He is very dedicated to humane treatment of animals and enjoys watching the doves fly around the property. He also assists in the care and feeding of 8 to 15 chickens, keeps bees, enjoys gardening and woodworking. He usually is the handler for the Wish Dove at funerals. The warm feeling he receives when the mourners release their concerns and place the blessings on the Dove prior to release lets him know that the service provided by Wish Upon A Dove is a healing one.