Dave and his wife, Marilyn, bought a “country” home near Bellville, TX, in 2005. After they moved some of the furniture to Bellville from their home near downtown Houston, they seldom returned to the home in Houston. They kept their newly remodeled home in Houston “just in case” they found that rural life was not for them. After about 18 months, they sold the home in the “big city” and have thoroughly enjoyed their life style in Austin County.
In 2015, Dave decided he could help other folk find a country home where they could also enjoy the rural life style. He earned his license as a Sales Agent and joined Heritage Texas Country Properties in 2016.
Dave enjoyed his youth in a small town in central Oklahoma. After graduating at the top of his class at Bethany High School, he attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with High Honors in 1968. After serving in the U.S. Army in Texas, North Carolina, and Vietnam, he moved to Houston to begin his career as an exploration geophysicist in Houston’s booming oil and gas industry. He worked for several companies, large and small. In 1997, he formed Stevens.Com, Inc., and provided expert management of computer systems used for oil and gas exploration. He served several clients for many years. In 2014, Dave dissolved Stevens.Com, Inc. He is looking forward to serving clients in his new career as a Real Estate Sales Agent.
Dave and Marilyn married in 1967, only four months after meeting on a blind date. They have two children and two grandchildren. Some of Dave’s interests include:
- Cycling – He rides a bicycle 2000-2500 miles a year for health, fitness, pleasure, and challenge.
- Amateur Radio – He has been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1955.
- Traveling by RV – Marilyn and he have traveled about 80,000 miles in their motorcoach over the last six years.
- Motorcycles – He has had at least one motorcycle available to ride during most of his life since age 15. He has attended high performance riding schools at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Miller Motorsports Park (Salt Lake City), and several “track days.”
- Stephen Ministry – He is a Stephen Minister and Stephen Leader in a Christian ministry of personal care through confidential meeting and listening.
- RAP Mentor – He serves as a friend and mentor to students in Bellville ISD.