Dave Maas is Managing Editor of PlanToBeSafe.org and brings to the website a lifetime of practical experience. He grew up in the shadows of the Minneapolis skyline, and after graduating from college he taught middle school and high school mathematics. For the past 20 years he’s worked as a writer and editor. Maas spends most of his free time in the outdoors fishing, hunting, riding mountain bikes and downhill skiing. Some of his most vivid “plan to be safe” memories are from his time as a fly fishing guide in remote Alaska, where hungry and aggressive brown bears view a client’s bent fly rod as an invitation to a free meal.