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Dave grew up in the Midwest, attended college and began his work life there. In 1980 he was transferred to Spokane by a national retail company and has resided here since. 

In 1982, he started a computer training business,  Interface Computer Services, which offered one and two day training seminars. In order to offer longer classes, the business had to go through the application process to become a licensed vocational school. After its application was  approved by the Washington State Board for Vocational Education, the company changed its name to Interface Computer School.

As the school started to grow, Dave enrolled in a Master’s degree program in the Education department at Gonzaga University in 1988, took night classes for over two years, and in 1990 received his Master’s degree in Administration and Curriculum. As the internet brought about increased competition, Dave saw the need for the school to begin offering associate degrees.  It took over three years to complete this rigorous process, and in 2004 the school was approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board of Washington State. Shortly thereafter, the school changed its name to Interface College.

Dave sold the company to one of his employees in 2011, and he stayed on for another year to help with the transition, re-licensing, approval and re-accreditation. During his 30 years at the school, Dave served for many years as a board member and officer of the Northwest Career College Federation, and as an advisory board member and chair for the Washington State Private School Advisory Committee. In 2005, Dave was elected to serve as a commissioner of the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training, a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; and he served on the Commission from 2005 to 2014, was Vice Chair for two years and Chair for three years.

Dave was a member of the Chamber of Commerce during the 29 years that he owned Interface, and he served on the K-12 Education committee, chairing that committee for two years. Dave also coached several youth sports teams for many years.

Dave is a founding board member of People for Effective Government, a Spokane based bipartisan coalition of center-left and center-right voters who are committed to changing the current polarized political climate to one of civility and common sense.

A year after moving to Spokane, Wilson met his wife Linda – a Spokane native, they were married in 1982. They have six grown children and six young grandchildren (so far). They have lived on Five Mile Prairie for over 35 years.

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Candidate for Washington State House of Representatives - 6th District (D)
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