Dave Holman
Coffee Smuggler by Maine writer Dave Holman

Dave Holman

Dave Holman is the author of Coffee Smuggler: An Adventure Based on the True Story of Gabriel De Clieu Who Brought Coffee to the Americas in 1723. He attended Carleton College in Minnesota and holds an MBA from the University of Southern Maine. He has written for Renewing the Countryside and The Free Press, and served as the Outreach and Communications Coordinator for Safe Passage from 2011–2014. He is currently the Assistant Director of Annual Giving at Bowdoin College.

After crisscrossing America to meet with, photograph, and write about rural innovators in over 30 states, Dave coauthored Youth Renewing the Countryside in 2009. In 2011, he collaborated with a graphic designer to publish high-definition maps of Bolivia and of the city of La Paz, Bolivia. In his abundant spare time, he serves as an elected official on the North Yarmouth budget committee and volunteers on the North Yarmouth Parks and Rec Committee, University of Southern Maine Business School Alumni Board, and the Ecology School board of directors. His hobbies include distance running, nordic skiing, book collecting, sketch comedy, and travel.

Holman has a couple of literary irons in the fire: a thriller related to ecological and financial security, a book of short stories from his years in Bolivia, and a nonfiction book about the one of the greatest ultra-runners that nobody has heard of. He lives in North Yarmouth, Maine, with his wife Rommy, cat Patas, and four dwarf goats: Whoopie Pie, Aurora, Canela, and Silly Willy.