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Our Team

ASA Director Dave Henderson with son Cayden

Dave Henderson

Dave Henderson is a Santa Cruz native and a Marine Corps veteran. In his professional career, he has worked in project management and technology for the last 20 years, and successfully delivered engagements for Apple, VMware, Cisco, Intuit, HP, Facebook, Looker, and a number of other companies. Dave was a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps, serving 5 years on active duty/4 years in the reserves, and had duel MOS’s of Hawk Missile Operator and Machine Gunner.

In addition to his work with Operation Surf, Dave is active in assisting veterans transitioning to jobs in technology. He works with veterans on how to translate their experience into civilian terminology, and with recruiters/managers to help them understand the value that a veteran will bring to their team.