Michelle Bain (now Dahl) and me posing with ZZTOP.
Month: October 2021
Another blast from the past.
We’ve had quite the journey!From Steve Duin article – 2014
The “good old days” doing a Costco road show
when we were working so hard.…never had a problem working hard for Dave’s Killer Bread.
Looking forward to interviewing the great Paul Wenner when he is in town again.
He is the creator of GardenBurger and a good friend.
Here’s a picture of us from 2014.
Worth a listen, I’m thinking.
BetheChange was live.
” It’s been a couple months since our last ChangeMakers and we are really excited to have this man on. He was a guest on a Tony Robbins business mastery and Anthony from #BeTheChange was inspired by his transformation, his story and after a bit of research his patriotism and passion for his country.
We are incredibly excited to have this man on as well as even chop it up about the current state of this country.
Dave was a four-time loser before I realized I was in the wrong game.” That was the first line of the autobiographical story that appeared on the back of every loaf of Dave’s Killer Bread from 2005 to 2014. “Four-time loser” refers to his four prison sentences for crimes ranging from burglary to armed robbery to drug dealing.
He once shared abandoned houses with cockroaches on the streets of Detroit in the dead of winter, and now he lives in a luxurious high-rise penthouse in downtown PDX. His story epitomizes transformation.
The story on the bread bag remained unchanged until 2014 after Dahl had a well-publicized mental breakdown. He had to accept that—at least for Dave Dahl—there’s no “happily ever after”. But he finds great satisfaction in “fighting the good fight”, one day at a time. He believes that forgiveness of self and others is essential to inner peace and personal growth. But it’s only one of many lessons he’s come away with through all of his struggles—and triumphs.
Dave’s Killer Bread, a family endeavor, was sold to Flowers Foods in 2015, leaving Dave with a void to fill. He spent the next 2-plus years building what is perhaps the largest collection of African tribal art in the world. During this time, he lived a semi-hermetic lifestyle.
Now, with a healed heart and mind, he steps back out on a mission to help inspire others to find their own brand of success.
Dave: “‘Good Seed’ is much more than a killer bread recipe. Having been a ‘bad seed’ and destroying everything in my path as a troubled young man, I finally found the path of acceptance, humility and teachability. It gives me the courage to fall down 7 times and get up 8″
And then there’s this one…are you kidding?
I have two amazing daughters? How the hell did this happen?
(This is a still from a FaceTime conversation a couple of years ago. Davene lives in Sweden so I don’t get to see her and granddaughter Victoria nearly enough. But I am so proud of my girls.)
Can’t explain why, but this pic captures the essence of my incredible daughter
Jessica Benadom. Just gotta share. Isn’t she beautiful?
Just left the annual Reagan Dinner with special guest Mike Pence.
Great evening getting hope that things will eventually get on track. Joe Biden is a jackass and something needs to be done. Thank you, Dave Duquette.