Biography of Co-Owner David Kimball

Welcome to the official website of American Adven-tours, Inc. I’d like to tell you a little about myself:
AGE: 69 Place of Birth: Jacksonburg, West Virginia
High school graduate + 3yrs college
Married: 43 years to Shelia
3 children (1 deceased) 5 grandchildren (ages 15-29)
Military service: 20 years in the United States Air Force (Retired) as an avionics technician and instructor.

Retired in 1995 from Dominion Transmission, an interstate pipeline company; I held various positions from electronic measurement technician to Supervisor, Measurement Office.
Since my second retirement at age 55 I’ve worked at several part time jobs to occupy my time. It was in 1999 I began working for a group tour company as a Tour Director (maybe some of you remember “Uncle Dave”) and I fell in love with the business. A terrible automobile accident in 2001, about a month after 9/11, put an end to this career for several years. Lucky to have survived, I’ve recovered to the point that I fully intend do some future trips as Tour Manager.
As you can see in the picture, I love singing karaoke. Other hobbies include playing the guitar, golf, reading and watching sports. Once an avid hunter, my accident and age have taken their toll on my mobility, so climbing hills (about all we have in WVa) has severely limited this hobby. Thank goodness for golf carts.
Organizations: VFW (lifetime member); Lions Club; Doddridge County Historic Society (life member); Board Member, Doddridge County Economic Development Authority; Staff Member, Doddridge County Relay for Life; Board Member, North Bend Rail Trail Foundation.
I am looking forward to doing business with you; remember, your satisfaction is our #1 priority!

Enjoying one of my favorite hobbies, singing karaoke

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