Dave
Houck

Benefits Outreach Specialist

BDT employee

Why Benefits Data Trust?

"Meaningful work and great co-workers"

Education

BA in Sociology, Pennsylvania State University

My Family

Is the main reason I haven’t moved someplace with better weather and cleaner air.

Passionate About

Nature, anthropology, social theory, sustainability, & other nerd stuff

Best Advice ever received

Don’t let school get in the way of your education.

Volunteer Work

Project Sunshine, Philadelphia CARES

If I Had Chosen Another Career, I Would Have Been…

Epidemiologist

Greatest Personal Accomplishment

Co-founding a small business and building a strong client base… and keeping a hermit crab alive for ten years.

Favorite Part of Your Job

Our clients’ gratitude

Favorite Travel Destination

Spain

Make and Model of Your First Car

Subaru GL

Key to Success

Maintain “optimism of the will” even when “pessimism of the intellect” seems justified. And keep your work space uncluttered.

Can’t go a day without

A hearty breakfast, Spotify

Favorite Book

Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle by Chris Hedges

Favorite Movie

The Mission

Favorite Food

Saag paneer

Hobbies

Kayaking, biking, reading, and eating