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Dave was born and raised on a farm right here in Franklin County. He has been married for 27 years and has three children: two daughters and one son. Dave cherishes the time he gets to spend with his family and has loved watching his kids grow up and participate in their various activities. Another love of his is the great outdoors. He enjoys hiking, riding horses, hunting, fishing, and working with his hound dogs. Dave is an award-winning nature photographer who enjoys capturing the beauty of the earth with his camera, and his original work is featured prominently on our website and throughout our clinic. 

Dave has been practicing social work for 20+ years. He says he chose to pursue social work and counseling because it was a career path that made a difference. He loves that he is able to give back to the community that he grew up in. For Dave, the most rewarding thing about his job is when things "fall into place" for the clients he works with. Dave finds great satisfaction in not just completing a task, but making a difference. 


Dave has been the owner and clinical director of Priestley Mental Health since its inception in 2001 and has over 20 years of experience as a mental health counselor. Dave has worked in a variety of settings and has provided mental health and counselling services in the school, home, and community settings as well as within the clinic. He holds a bachelor's degree in social work from Utah State University and a master's degree from the University of Utah. 

  • Master of Social Work

  • Bachelor of Social Work

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Registered Clinical Supervisor

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