David Dillon, Manzanita

During his 21-1/2-year career as a Navy officer, David specialized in minesweeping, gunnery, and public affairs. In the latter field, writing was essential and he applied that talent to serve as the editor of our local newspaper—The North Coast Citizen.

After retiring from the Navy, he worked as an account executive for a public relations firm, and a marketing manager for an educational software company.

He has dabbled with the arts since his earliest years—particularly music, photography and writing. He played in school concert and marching bands from third grade through college. A still and motion picture aficionado, he got his first camera at age nine.

David is a great fan of classical music—particularly Italian opera. He recognizes the value of exposure to and involvement with the arts to people of all ages, especially the young.

He serves as the Hoffman Center’s building manager and audiovisual specialist. He also leads the Film Program. David is an original Center board member and was a personal friend of the Hoffman Center’s namesakes—Lloyd and Myrtle Hoffman. He is married to a multi-talented artist.

BS Speech/Broadcasting, University of Utah
MS Business, Boston University

Fun Fact
For two years during his military career, David served as the Navy’s Hollywood Liaison Officer, and has many stories to tell about that experience.