David MD White
What do you do in Salem: Provide custom commercial insurance options for clients who understand the importance of having the right coverage. I also provide assistance to many of the captive agencies here in Oregon, who have very limited options for their clients.
What do you do when you’re not working: I spend most of my time with my two year old mischief maker (my son) going to the Kroc Center to swim or taking him out to the disc golf course so I can sneak in a round of golf.
Why do you choose to live and work in the Mid-Valley: Well, its a heck of a lot better than being in Kansas, no tornadoes, no 90 degree days with 100% humidity and we have hills and real trees here.
Favorite Mid-Valley secret: I can’t tell you or it wouldn’t be a secret.
Which Salem leader would you like to have lunch with? Nick Williams (done)
What would people be surprised to learn about you? I drove farm machinery & semi trucks from the ages of 7-11 at various farm shows to show how easy it was to operate. I was paid in ice cream.
What were you like at 12 years old? Obnoxious, wild and out of control.
Dog or cat? Dogs
What’s your smartphone? Whatever is on sale on Amazon.
Favorite social media platform: Facebook
Mac or Windows? Windows
What she does in Salem: I promote Salem! I sell the beautiful convention center space and adjoining hotel to meeting planners that are looking, or sometimes not looking, for a venue to hold their annual conferences, conventions, trade-shows and more. I also work with different media platforms on advertisement opportunities for the Salem Convention Center.
What she does when she’s not working: When I am not working I am with my husband and two beautiful children. We spend most of our weekends on home remodeling projects and in the spring/summer you will find me busy in my garden.
Why do you live and work in the Mid-Valley? I choose to live and work in the mid-valley as it is a wonderful place to raise a family. We are within an hour of all the beauty in Oregon. Salem offers a small town feel. I know that every-time I visit the grocery store I will see someone I know!
What’s your favorite Salem secret?: Willamette Valley Friends Co-op
Which Salem leader would you like to have lunch with? Former Mayor Anna Peterson
What would people be surprised to learn about you? I was raised out in the country with horses for most of my childhood life.
What were you like at 12 years old? I was a little quieter. I never liked doing anything that would get me in trouble. I was in band, girl scouts and involved with the school’s journalism club. I loved being in the outdoors but was still very girly girl.
Cat or dog? Both
What’s your smartphone? iPhone
Favorite social media platform? Instagram
Mac or Windows? Windows
An excellent breakfast with Mayor Bennett this morning, followed by an intimate tour of Oregon’s Capitol. Topics of discussion included homelessness, transportation infrastructure and downtown vibrancy. Thanks Sassy Onion for the delicious breakfast, Representative Post for hosting us and SYP members for hanging out.