Dave joined Charles Cunniffe Architects in 2010 as Director of Finance. After receiving his BA in accounting from Michigan State University in 1990, Dave started his career with an Aspen CPA firm where he gained exposure to tax compliance and provided accounting services to many small businesses, non-profits and homeowners associations.
Dave gained unique accounting experience while working for a local private equity firm with exposure to gold mining operations; a Sharia law investment fund start-up; and a charter aircraft company. Dave helped facilitate an IRS Section 363 Asset sale for a Debtor in Possession undergoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Additionally, Dave oversaw the accounting functions for a Roaring Fork Valley landscape installer, an area landscape architectural firm, and provided investor accounting for a 15,000 square foot speculative home. Dave has long had an interest in development, construction and architecture, so his position with CCA has been very rewarding for him.
Although he has worked in private industry for several years, Dave continues to maintain his license as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado necessitating ongoing professional education. He also continues his membership with the Colorado Society of CPAs. Dave prides himself on professionalism, integrity and ethics.
A 21-year resident of Aspen, formerly of Traverse City, Michigan, Dave lives in Woody Creek with his wife and two children. When not spending time at work or with his family, he can be found several hours into a mountain bike ride in the surrounding mountains, and participating in endurance mountain bike and running events.