A focus on the environment, education, human service, social justice, and sustainability has been at the core of Dave Chase’s professional life for more than forty years. For twenty-five of those years, he successfully led and managed a variety of organizations within these fields at the local, regional, and national levels. For more than fifteen years, Dave has worked as an independent organizational consultant, concentrating his work as Founder and Principal of DRC Consulting on various aspects of organizational development, including strategic planning, board, and staff training and development, process facilitation, program evaluation, and conflict resolution.
Dave has also served as an Affiliate Faculty at Antioch University New England, where he has taught and advised graduate students in the Environmental Studies, Education, and Management departments. He holds a B.S. in Natural and Human Resource Management and Education from the University of Maine and an M.Ed. in Organizational Teaching and Learning Environments from Harvard University, as well as post-graduate certificates in Organizational Development, Leadership and Management, Nonprofit Administration, Human Resource Management, and Professional Coaching. Dave is a Lifetime Member of NAAEE and a past recipient of the organization’s President’s Award. Dave and his wife Amy, an educator and artisan, live in a 19th-century farmhouse on the coast of Downeast Maine in the small town of Brooklin, self-proclaimed “Wooden Boat Building Capital of the World” and longtime home of author E.B. White of Charlotte’s Web fame.