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My Wish: Don't Get Swept Away as a Teen, by Dave Boon

About Dave

Some people are devoted to career while others are dedicated to leisure. Dave Boon's passion is to get teenagers excited about making good choices. Dave has won practically every civic and community award in any community where he resides. After raising two daughters and mentoring dozens, Dave found that he had a special purpose in life. This purpose goes beyond himself and even his own career...it is to everyone, but especially teens and young adults, on their path to happy and productive lives.

Dave has coached national champions in two different sports, spoken at a White House conference by invitation of the Vice President of the United States, and traveled the world's largest sand desert as a teen. He holds B.A. and M.S. degrees and has been a high school teacher, as well as a community college and university professor.

Dave's innovative ideas and successful programs have been featured in The New Yorker and Shape magazines and highlighted by award winning Wall Street Journal reporters Bob Davis and David Wessel, in Prosperity: The Coming 20 Year Boom and What It Means to You.

The extraordinary story about Dave, his wife June and a 13 year old teen, Gary Martinez, being buried alive by an avalanche on January 6, 2007, received worldwide coverage. His miracle survival story was featured on Oprah, CNN, MSNBC, The Today Show and in USA Today. Dave is convinced that he survived for a reason. Today his life work is focused on teaching goals, good choices, and value-based decisions in order to place everyone, but especially our youth, on the road to hope and happiness.

Dave conducts leadership presentations throughout the United States and in Europe. Dave enjoys river rafting, snow skiing, tennis, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife June.