Dave was great. I'm so happy that he was one of the local figures that stood out to me when I started Jiu Jitsu and I will forever remember him. He would ALWAYS greet and chat me up at local tournaments, seminars, etc. Always went out of his way to be kind to me even though I was kind of a young punk.
Shortly before he passed he allowed me to photograph/film a seminar by JT Torres, and hang around after hours in his academy to shoot an follow up interview. It snowed fairly heavily that day, and I feel lucky that if he had to go, I was at least afforded one last hang out in the lobby of his academy, shooting the shit, catching up and watching the snow pile up.
Miss the guy.