Born in Aklavik, Northwest Territories, a town of less than 600 people that’s only accessible by boat, plane or ice road, Davey was truly born and raised in ice road country. A driver, mechanic and jack-of-all-trades, Davey says he can “drive anything but a lawn mower” and do any job “except carpentry.” He’s a straight-talker, but also one of the most cheerful people you’ll ever meet, always ready to do work that other people can’t or won’t do. He drove his first snowplow as a teenager, and worked profiling and building ice roads back when it was done by hand, drilling holes in the ice, and “praying you didn’t fall through.” A safety and Arctic survival expert, he has numerous stories of close calls on the ice and with local wild animals. He’s a good-hearted, patient father figure who looks after his fellow drivers and mechanics, and is always prepared to help anyone out. Half Inuvialuit, half Gwich’in, Davey is a true native of the Arctic and a respected veteran.