OCCUPATION: Director of Engineering, Air Tractor, Inc.
FAMILY: Married 40 years to Valencia Lund. 2 adult children: Carolyn Haffter Von Heide, Copperas Cove, TX; Daniel Lund, Auburn, WA. Dave and Valencia have been blessed with 7 grandsons!
HOBBIES: Grand kids, chuck wagon cooking & gardening
As a Board Member
While participating on the Olney Hamilton Hospital Board, I look forward to providing a different perspective built on a career working with state and federal regulatory government agencies within large, small and educational organizations. I come ready to listen, learn and help keep Olney Hamilton Hospital a strong rural hospital. I strongly believe the hospital is a key pillar to enable a thriving community. It is an honor to serve on this board.
About me: I graduated from Spring High School, Spring, TX in 1974 and graduated from Texas A&M with a BS in Aerospace Engineering in 1979. I’ve had a chance to work for NASA Johnson Spacecraft Center, the aerospace professional society AIAA, a small consulting company, research director and senior lecturer at Texas A&M , and as senior manager for The Boeing Company. Valencia and I moved to the area 4 years ago and have enjoyed making new friends and raising a few cattle on our small ranch south of downtown Newcastle.
Childhood Ambition: My childhood ambition was to fly and reach for the stars.