Dave Galvin, age 63, lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, on a houseboat on Lake Union. He is married to Mary Sue (Naegele) Galvin, and has two young-adult kids: Nicholas (28), who is working for an envirnmental engineering company in Seattle and is about to wed his fiance, Bree Robinson; and Veronica (26), who is working on a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Yale.
Dave’s passions are his family (including geneology); skiing and ski history; hiking, climbing, bicycling, bird-watching; reading history and adventure books; and generally being active outdoors in nature. He is a former president of Seattle Audubon Society and has helped to launch the Washington State Ski and Snowboard Museum at Snoqualmie Pass. He is recently retired from a 41-year career in environmental management, including primarily hazardous waste managment with King County, Washington. He was the founding president of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association, and served as president of the board of the Product Stewardship Institute for 8 years.