David Bickel is a 78 year old geologist and groundwater hydrologist who has taught in higher education, worked in the oil and mining industries, in government and is a practicing consultant.
Heís a third generation Mason, Past Grand Master, 33į Scottish Rite, York Rite, El Zagal Shriner and a hunter, fisherman, book collector, bagpiper, traditional archer and muzzleloader who enjoys things of the past along with present technology.
Dave was born in Louisville, Kentucky, educated at the University of Louisville and The Ohio State University. He and wife Sue came to North Dakota for him to teach at Minot State, fell in love with the region, and raised a son and daughter here. Their children didnít share a love of the northern winters and let their careers take them and their families to the southeastern US.