Dave Havel was born in Illinois, but grew up in a family of nine on a small resort on Lake Thompson in Rhinelander. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas, with a degree in Marketing, and was in the US Army for two years. He returned to his Rhinelander roots and made a career in real estate and financial sales. Dave is married to Linda, they have two daughters, Kati and Jessi. Dave loves the community and feels like he’s "Jimmy Stewart living in Bedford Falls".