Interview with Dave
Dave - Community manager at Eco

Сoming up with ideas for creating HolaEco, we wanted this site to be very homey and cozy, like a meeting of friends with stories about their lives and hobbies. You have genuinely become a legendary figure in the crypto community

Everyone knows you as a very positive representative of the Eco team, with a great sense of humor. Every week the whole community is looking forward to the Nicolas Cage GIF and Friday’s official announcement, it has become a great tradition!

I am delighted to be able to ask you a few questions:

Eco has an amazing challenge where we need to answer the question: “What is your profession?”, So, I would like to slightly rephrase this question: – “Tell us about what you did before to the amazing Eco world?”

I fell down the crypto rabbithole in 2015 after reading the Bitcoin Whitepaper but was busy with my IRL job in hospitality and didn’t have the opportunity to move full time into the space. I was the owner of 2 restaurants in my former home town for about 8 years before I moved to another city with my wife and had the time to finally get involved in a crypto project. My first experience was as the original community manager and ‘District Leader’ for Decentraland in 2017 (it was a short lived position but really enjoyed it.)
When and how did you come to know about Eco? How did you join the team?
I found Eco completely by chance! About 2 years ago I found myself in a the very fortunate position of having enough time and availability to focus on getting involved full time in the crypto space. I started reaching out to people I knew and hunting for (non technical) job postings on the crypto boards. Luckily I found the posting for Community Manager at a project called Eco. Back then there wasn’t much information available about what exactly Eco was building so I had to do a bit of digging, but once I began to understand what Eco was and what the team was building toward I decided that I had to do whatever was necessary to be a part of it. I interviewed over the course of many months (my position didn’t even actually exist when I started the process actually, and I was told a while after I was hired that up until that point I was the most interviewed candidate in the history of the company!)

Luckily the team saw something in me during those interviews and I was fortunate enough to be offered the chance to work with Eco!
What did the Eco project mean for you at the very beginning? And what has it become for you now?
There is a quote that comes to mind every time I think about what working at Eco means to me. Teddy Roosevelt is credited with saying “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” I can honestly say this perfectly summarizes how I felt about joining Eco when I started and it remains the best way to express how I feel about this project today.
Eco community is truly unique and unparalleled in the world, and there is your merit. Many wonder, what will happen to the community after the token release?
That’s for you all to decide.

I will do all I can to help facilitate the growth and development of this wonderful community before, during and after the launch of $ECO currency but ultimately it’s destiny will be in all your hands. I can’t wait to see where we all go next. The launch of $ECO will be the beginning of an incredible new adventure that I’m excited to take with everyone here.
You are a very busy person and I know you do not have a lot of free time, which makes it even more valuable. What do you do in your free time?
I love to get outside as much as possible. Biking / Hiking / Running occupies most of my free time, the rest is dedicated to my dogs!
You have a lot of experience working with different people. Could you tell us little stories about people who have changed your life? Who influenced your way of thinking and, perhaps, opened up new horizons for you?
Generally I am drawn to and inspired by people who are fearlessly independent in their approach to life and the way they approach challenges they are faced with. I have very deep respect for individuals who have a sense of self-responsibility and have the rare ability to be ruthlessly honest about the realities of the world and their place in it while still maintaining an optimistic outlook on life. I know that’s not exactly a specific example but thinking back on the relationships I’ve had with people I consider mentors these traits are common among them all.
You are a very kind and positive person. Everyone in the Eco community loves to read your small warm comments. What would you like to say to our readers?
I truly believe that what we are building here every day in this community and at Eco has the chance to grow into something immensely impactful and a force for incredible positive change in the world. I am incredibly grateful to every person here who has chosen to spend their precious time, effort and passion here with us to help make that happen. (and of course… remember #themoonisnotenough)
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