David F. DeHart, a retired US Army Intelligence Officer, served in Korea, Turkey, Italy, Germany and Vietnam. He  is a novelist with six published books, a fine art photographer and an actor/director.

His Great-Great-Great Grandfather, Horace Parsons, settled Forest Grove in the 1840’s. His mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were born on the same farm in Gales Creek, Oregon.  This pioneer ancestry sparked his keen interest in genealogy and historical Oregon life.

For the past 17 years, he has been active in the arts and culture community.  He  co-chaired the Arts and Culture Alliance of Wilsonville, as well as serving on the board of the Wilsonville Theater Company.  Dave resides in Wilsonville with his wife Wendy, an accomplished pastel artist.