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David Holmer grew up in southwestern Michigan in the small town of Coloma, where he was a member of Coloma Bible Church. In high school, he was on the cross-country team and wrote for the school newspaper.

David worked at the Cook Nuclear plant in Bridgman, Michigan. He also served four years in the U.S. Army Reserves during the first Gulf War. Afterwards, he attended college in San Fransico, California, graduating with high honors.

David started battling with some major health issues. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2004, he moved back to Manistee, where he writes and is an active, health advocate, openly sharing his life struggles with anyone who asks.

In 2010, David had his first book published. The same year, he wrote three children stories. The following year, he published his genealogy book and compiled a treasury of children stories from five generations of his family.

David loves the outdoors, camping and hiking. On September 25, 2011, he took off on an adventure and walked from Coloma, Michigan to Lake City, Florida.

In 2015, David went to Germany, where he walked across Vorpommern from Anklam to Friedland, Altentreptow, Meesiger and Demmin. He also walked across Franconia from Bamberg to Itzgrund, Grossheirath and Bad Staffelstein.

David joined the First Congregational Church in Manistee and started singing in their choir. He also joined the Manistee Choral Society, started singing with them in the spring of 2016, and later danced at their Victorian concert.

In 2017, David joined the Manistee Civic Players and took to the stage for his first time in Almost, Maine. Later that year, he took to the stage a second time, playing the part of Norbert in The Great American Trailer Park Musical.

His passion for life and adventure is evident in everything that David does. Currently, he is focusing his efforts on the community as one of the co-founders of Manistee Writers' Group and running for Manistee County Commissioner.





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