Dave Tostenrude

 Organization:Office of National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events / National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Dave  Tostenrude
Dave Tostenrude is the Director, National Veterans Wheelchair Games with over 28 years’ experience working with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has a Bachelor’s in Recreation Therapy in 1989 from Eastern Washington University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Seattle University in 2000. Mr. Tostenrude worked at VA Puget Sound Health Care System for 12 years as a Recreation Therapist specializing in outdoor recreation and sports with Veterans with physical disabilities. Since then he has held various leadership positions in VA but has remained an active leader promoting therapeutic sports opportunities. He has authored many articles on Recreation Therapy, adaptive sports for people with disabilities and worked as an Adjunct Professor for twelve years at Seattle Pacific University teaching courses on adaptive Physical Education. Dave lives in Seattle with his wife and family and focuses on his own recreational interests of golf, biking and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

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