Dave has been involved in Scottish Mountain Rescue for over 12 years since joining Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team in 2006. From 2009, Dave began to develop an interest in Search and Incident Management with a particular interest in the use of technology during incidents. As well as being an operational Incident Manager, Dave is presently Team Leader of Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team and a trainer on the annual Scottish Mountain Rescue national Search Management and Digital Mapping course. In 2017/18, Dave led a working group on behalf of Scottish Mountain Rescue to investigate the use of drones in the Scottish LandSAR arena, this study evolved into the creation of the ‘Search and Rescue Aerial Association – Scotland’ (SARAA-Scotland) in July 2018.
Dave is based just outside of Edinburgh, Scotland and when not volunteering for Search and Rescue, he is a full time Senior Project Manager for one of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world.