Dave’s entrée into the world of nutrition started nearly 30 years ago when he began working in the natural foods business. While owning and operating his own natural food store, Dave attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, graduated with honors, and became a registered dietitian. He completed his Masters in Nutrition and Wellness with a concentration in entrepreneurship from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.
With a strong interest in communications, Dave pursued a broadcasting career and hosted a live radio show on health and nutrition for over 10 years and also a local television show. He proudly served as a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for over six years and has generated millions of impressions via print, digital and broadcast media throughput his career.
As a clinician who has provided plant-forward, “doable” solutions for individuals and families for over three decades, Dave was inspired to write the acclaimed book, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life, which is now featured in 18 different languages. His second book, 101 Optimal Life Foods, with a foreword written by Montel Williams, debuted in January of 2010 and his latest book, Best Things You Can Eat, launched in January 2013. He also contributed to The Hungry Girl Diet (2014), by Lisa Lillien, which ranked #1 in both Amazon and the New York Times Best Seller lists.
Dave serves as the Senior Wellbeing Affairs Manager at Kellogg Company and leads the implementation of their holistic wellbeing strategy, engaging key reputational influencers and strategic partnerships. This work enhances the reputation of Kellogg as a leader in Wellbeing, through brand and category campaigns such as the company’s Better Days philanthropic work, and awareness of how Kellogg nourishes physical, emotional and societal wellbeing of people and planet through their foods.
Dave lives in Elmhurst Illinois with his wife Sharon, three daughters - Chloe, Katie and Madison - and assorted pets.