We are Drva

We live, breathe and eat wood. Well… we don’t literally eat wood, but you get the point!

Ryan O’Leary

Owner

From California, raised in Washington and over a decade as a Floridian.

Hobbies
Snowboarding, surfing, hiking and almost any outdoor activity
Likes
Irish Whiskey, Sushi and Random Facts
Dislikes
People who interrupt and cheese
Interesting
Has broken bones from wakeboarding, surfing and falling off a slippery dock!

Courtney O’Leary

Co-Owner / Office Manager

A northwest girl at heart, she grew up in the mountains of Idaho.

Hobbies
Painting, hiking and almost any outdoor activity that you don’t get cold doing.
Likes
Sauvignon Blanc, potatoes and dogs
Dislikes
Most nuts, olives and running
Interesting
Worked at a zoo in Australia training marine mammals.

Brian Gower

Operations / Sales manager

Hailing from the great state of Pennsylvania, Brian lived in Arizona before landing back in Florida.

Hobbies
Bowling, golf and going to the gym.
Likes
Kia’s, HGTV, his wife and young son
Dislikes
The smell of industrial cleaning products.
Interesting
Is a scratch Golfer.

Felipe Freire

Warehouse manager

Started life in Brazil but his English is better than yours!

Hobbies
Fixing up cars, being a big brother, and occasional grizzly bear wrestling.
Likes
Heavy metal, muscle cars, motorcycles and Concerts
Dislikes
Reality TV, giant trucks, and cockroaches.
Interesting
Felipe has been at Drva longer than any other employee to date!

Stephen Galvin

Distresser of Boards

Born and raised in Florida Stephen grew up on the ocean. Not literally, but he was in it a lot!

Hobbies
Concerts, fishing and pizza
Likes
Heavy metal, pizza and more pizza
Dislikes
Brussel sprouts and slow dancing
Interesting
Once caught a pretty big sailfish on a tiny fishing pole.

Dave Nilsen

Master Wood Finisher

From New York City and a few other places in between.

Hobbies
Biking, hiking, beach days.
Likes
Tattoos, indie rock and vegetables
Dislikes
Dave likes everything!
Interesting
Got his first tattoo at 17, and his last one tomorrow.

Steve Adams

Jack of All Trades

Ohio, Florida, Idaho, Colorado and Florida again!

Hobbies
hiking, skiing and nature walks.
Likes
His 7 dogs.
Dislikes
Large social gatherings and people that talk too much!
Interesting
Owned a bar in Leadville, CO…. (which is the highest town in America) when he was a young lad.

Porter Dale

Packaging Extraordinaire

Florida born and raised!

Hobbies
Mural painting, surfing, remodeling.
Likes
Whiskey and Dogs.
Dislikes
Sunbathing.
Interesting
Owned a business previously building and servicing large saltwater fish tanks.

Bryan Ledger

Marketing Guru

Self proclaimed Florida “local yocal”!

Hobbies
Fishing, fencing, surfing and Chess.
Likes
Cauliflower, thunder storms and his guitar named Edna.
Dislikes
Fast food and rude people.
Interesting
Tried building wooden wings as a child and jumped out the second story of his parents house. You guessed it… broken leg!

We are Drva

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