About the Author

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David L. Savage grew up as an Air Force brat in West Texas with a deep and rich scouting background beginning in Cub Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, and earning the bronze, silver and gold palms, then establishing and leading a high adventure Explorer Post before heading to Texas A&M University to study engineering.  The summer after graduating from Texas A&M, he worked as a backpacking guide, or Ranger, at Philmont Scout Ranch and Explorer Base in Cimarron, New Mexico.

 

He has a passion for history and geopolitics, which he has enriched through global job-related travel and extensive reading.  He and his wife, Kimberly, have been married for eighteen years and live in Katy, Texas. They blended their families and raised four children, now grown.

 

He has written hundreds of poems and was the official Roaster-in-Chief at many company promotion and retirement events, all in verse.  His rich sense of humor has been displayed as an amateur at the Comedy Workshop in Houston and winning the Star Search contest in Chicago back in the late eighties.  He also was the U.S. Regional Winner of the Tall Tales Contest for Toastmasters International in that same time period.

 

Throughout his life, David has been involved with men’s ministries from the Walk to Emmaus to Men’s Fraternity, now known as Better Man, and taking two of his sons on a father-son retreat called “Christ in the Tetons.”  He considers his Alpha Tau Omega college fraternity “Brotherhood Award” one of his most cherished awards. 

 

David has been a lifelong backpacker and outdoorsman and has been blessed to have a group of five older advisors who, along with David, call themselves “The Sixpack.”  They have backpacked for twenty-five years together to provide some of the rich and humorous stories he shares throughout his memoir, The Savage Path.

Testimonials

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“David Savage steps out with boldness on a topic that has fallen prey to our cancel-culture. He speaks with courage and truth as he embraces the importance of manhood and masculinity—cultural taboos—but biblical truths. ” 

—  Dr. Ed Young, Pastor Second Baptist Church Houston