“To me, NatureFresh™ Farms is like a family – but really, it’s even more than that.”
The life path of David R. has been full of many twists and turns – he grew up in Amherstburg, ON, and in 1988, he joined the Canadian Army where he served for 20 years. When he retired from duty, David and his wife went on a 4 ½ year sailing tour – after which they both decided to go back to school! One degree in Information Technology (IT) later, David was hired to join our IT team in Leamington, ON.
During his time in the Army, David worked closely with their different communication systems: “During my 20 years in the Army, I was a Radio Operator to start, and then I became a Communication Systems Specialist. I did a tour during the First Gulf War, in Golan Heights for the United Nations, and two tours in Afghanistan doing this type of work.”
Ever since computers came out, David has been interested in them – this is a big reason why he decided to go back to school for a degree in IT: “I thoroughly enjoy working with computer hardware – when I’m not doing so here at NatureFresh™ Farms, I’m working on my own personal computers at home!”
When he isn’t tinkering around with computers, David also enjoys sailing, windsurfing, and going for rides on his motorcycle. As well, David is a member of the Veteran’s Association for southern Ontario, an organization that brings veterans together for special events and provides them with support.
Alongside the rest of our IT team, David’s primary role is to keep NatureFresh™ Farms tech users happy and ensure the technical side of the farm remains operational. You can often find David visiting our different facilities and offices, resolving technical issues with and providing training on our electronic tools and devices. David is one of our #GrowToPeople!