The Founder of Healing Wave Aquatics is a tenured aquatic therapist, and acclaimed Life and Leadership Coach. For over 4 decades, he has helped hundreds of individuals radically heal and transform their lives.
Dave launched the non-profit, San Diego-based Healing Wave Aquatics in 2010 with the intention of helping reduce the then suicide rate of 22 veterans per day. By 2016, under his leadership, the organization grew and thrived, amassing over $1.4 million in donations and grants, while initiating a groundbreaking research evaluation study with John’s Hopkins University to measure the reduction of Post-Traumatic Stress through aquatic therapy under his leadership.
Dave possesses 45 years of esteemed business and leadership experience. His resume includes 13 years with Recreational Equipment, Incorporated (REI), where he became the youngest vice president in the company’s then-history, as well as led alpine mountaineering expeditions across the globe. Dave received his B.A. in Wellness and Community Health Education, and EMT certification at Central Washington University. He successfully managed and launched passive aquatic therapy programs at the world class Golden Door SPA in San Diego, and the world’s best destination fitness and wellness ranch, Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico.
Today, Dave is based out of San Diego, California. He is CEO of 4 Elements Alchemy, LLC, a private company that provides aquatic therapy private treatments, spa consulting services, and life and leadership coaching to individuals and organizational leaders.