Growing up in Michigan, the cold weather suited him. But the lack of sunshine made Dave dreary after 18 years of life. So he packed up and headed west, never to look back. What has kept him living "my best life" here in the mountains is the direct access to the outdoors, which is a passion he tries very hard to instill in my two kids. Life in a mountain town is not without its challenges, but they've made it work for over 20 years now and he can't see myself ever losing my love for the great wide open.