AU’s Captain David, also known a DJ was born 1978 to David and Mary Gross and raised in the small farming community of Springfield, Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota in Duluth, graduating in 2001 he received a BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis on painting and photography. He began working for Angling Unlimited in 2003 as our fish processor. From 2004-2006 he was deckhand for Captain Tom. He passed his coast guard exam in the winter of 2007 and became Captain David in 2007. He quickly revealed a unique talent for finding fish. He is soft spoken, quiet, and deeply appreciated by the many AU clients who insist on fishing with him.
Since 2011, David has lived in Sitka, Alaska, working as a charter fishing captain in the summer and creating artwork in the winter. In the “off-season,” David enjoys fishing, duck and deer hunting, and being outdoors finding inspiration for works of art, which are an abstract take on the environment around him and commentary on the cycles in nature (www.davidjgrossstudios.com).
Quote: “From the moment I started in Sitka, I’ve been in love with the scenery around me and fascinated by ocean life and wanting to be a part of it all.”