Dave Lane wears several hats: he is Development Partner at the marketing firm Dc Design House, managing a team web developers, designers, and social media experts; he is a Councillor-at-Large for the City of St. John's, chairing and sitting on several committees; he is a startup co-founder, overseeing marketing for Appraizee, a product that helps people invest in commercial property; and he is a husband, washing dishes and driving his better half to and from work. He has worked in web development, marketing, and communications since 1998, and earned a joint degree in Computer Science and Business Commerce in 2005. Prior to being elected to Council, Dave chaired Happy City St. John's, a group of dedicated volunteers focused on public engagement at the municipal level. He continues this engagement work as chair of the City's "Engage!" task force, a City-led group of citizen representatives that developed the new St. John's public engagement framework in 2014.