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David Swartzendruber

Grass Valley / California
I grew up on a farm in an Amish community in Iowa where my family raised cattle, hogs, corn and soybeans. An avid outdoorsman from an early age, I hunted pheasant and quail in the area, enjoying some of the best upland bird hunting in the U.S.. During my high school years, I raised horses to earn extra money. I joined the U.S. Air Force in 1969, and after my discharge in 1973 moved to Wyoming where I worked in the oil fields as part of a seismology crew. Weekends in Wyoming were mostly spent fishing for trout in the many streams throughout the state. From Wyoming, I moved to Denver and then back to Iowa where I drove truck coast-to-coast with a Chicago-based transport company. In 1980, while driving through California, I stopped to visit an old Air Force friend living in Grass Valley, and then decided to move there. I met my wife soon after visiting Grass Valley, and was married in 1982. I graduated college with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While working for a local broadcast equipment manufacturer, I opened an outdoor sporting goods store where I worked part-time. While operating the store, I joined IHMSA as a competitor in the large bore handgun class. For the next 25 years, I consulted as an electrical engineer to various companies including NASA and the Department of Defense where I worked on big name projects like the Strategic Defense Initiative. Through my engineering career, I also participated in several sideline ventures including gold recovery in New Mexico and small placer operations in Northern California. I now spend my spare time hunting, fishing, and gold prospecting in the Sierra Nevada’s. my regular excursions throughout Northern and Central California and Nevada give me a real grasp of the terrains, climates, and demographics for the Valley, Mountain, Desert, and Coastal regions. I chose to join California Outdoor Properties because of the amazing team of experts, an excellent track record of satisfied customers, and a shared love for the outdoors. I lives with my wife and sons in Grass Valley, CA.

Served Neighborhoods:
grass valley, nevada city, penn valley, alta sierra, lake of the pines, chicago park, cedar ridge, lake wildwood, north san juan, alta, dutch flat,nevada county, placer county, truckee, soda springs, noreen

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Nevada City was built during the California Gold Rush and it remains as one of the most interesting towns from that era, attracting tourists world over. The entire downtown district has been designated as a national historical landmark where visitors enjoy fine restaurants, welcoming lodgings and numerous shops, boutiques, galleries and museums, all featuring the old-fashioned Nevada City hospitality.
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