After receiving his degree in biochemistry from the University of Toronto, Dave opted to step outside his chosen field and operated a tropical fish import business for eight years.
Upon returning to school, Dave received a degree in enology and viticulture from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. While attending Brock, Dave began acquiring orchids one 2” pot at a time and before he graduated, Dave had over 100 orchids. Winemaking and a passion for orchids prompted Dave to seek a warmer climate in California about one year later.
Dave has been growing Paphiopedilums for about 12 years and seriously hybridizing for the past 8 years. His Paphiopedilums have received 75 awards to date from the American Orchid Society, with many of those awarded plants playing important roles in his