President and CEO
Dave has a love and passion for youth and the next generation of leaders. His history with T Bar M Camps started in 1981 when he teamed up with the Turpin family to start the camp. His wife, Colleen, also served at the camp from 1982 to 1984.
Dave has served on the Board of Trustees since 2007. In 2012, Dave joined the ministry at T Bar M after a 25-year career in the marketplace working with different corporations having served in various leadership capacities.
There are many memorable experiences in Dave's association with T Bar M camps, such as seeing kids come to know the Lord, watching college coaches loving on the campers and growing in their faith journey, being a parent and experiencing the HUGE spiritual and developmental influence camp has had and continues to have on both his adult children--Jonathan and Emily. And, it was a summer day in 1981 on the camp property that Dave proposed to Colleen. Throughout the years, T Bar M has played a meaningful role impacting the Thiel family.
Jonathan resides in Atlanta and is a teacher at Perimeter School. Emily resides in Atlanta with her husband Peter, she is a 6th grade school counselor with Gwinnett School District.