Dave Dawe was born in Bay Roberts and currently resides there with his wife, Corinne, and two teenage children, Meagan and Aaron. He is an educator at Holy Redeemer School in Spaniard’s Bay, teaching elementary and junior high students who say they enjoy his classes for the stories he relates. This is entirely in line with his philosophy of teaching his greatest love, history, which is “to tell the human stories, not just to regurgitate the facts.” Mr. Dawe’s fascination with history was born when he was a youth, listening to the war stories of his grandfather, a veteran of World War I, and Mr. Dawe’s personal hero. There have been other inspirations as well, including colourful local characters, entertaining writers, and engaging university professors. As he gets closer to retirement, Mr. Dawe hopes to spend more time researching and writing Newfoundland history.