Dave, Co-Founder of Bridge First Insurance, comes from an entrepreneurial background and always knew that one day he would own his own business. His personality, aligned with his passion for helping people and his commitment to providing a service to his community, made the insurance industry a natural fit. His days as a pitcher at Virginia Tech taught him how to handle high-pressure situations, like when he squared off with big leaguers like Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and the rest of the Yankee team in a charity game for VT. His insurance career started with 8 months of intensive commercial insurance training in Owatonna, Minnesota. He continued his career with a move to a large insurance corporation where he met Jack Cordes. Together they formed Bridge First Insurance in 2013 with the idea of working with multiple insurance providers to provide competitive quotes, quality advice, and personalized service for auto, home, life, and business insurance in DC, MD, and VA. When Dave is away from the office he is an active member of BNI and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, and he enjoys traveling the world, cheering on Baltimore teams, playing golf, cycling at his wife Caitlin’s classes, or watching The Bachelor.