Just read this article today about Dave's Killer Bread. I laughed when I read it because a few months ago in Weight Watchers, I was trying to explain to the ladies what Dave's Killer Bread was and how he got started. I sure could have used this article to get more of the facts to tell them. I actually love the bread myself, the kids think there is too many nuts and seeds in there.
I read the article HERE:
Here is his story...
In and out of jail and prison for 15 of his 49 years, Dave Dahl, a former armed robber and recovering drug addict, is a self-professed " slow learner." The creator of Dave's Killer Bread, he is also living proff that even a slow learner who seems destined for a life of crime can turn his life around.
After a solid start growing up in a family of bakers, Dahl slid into a life of alcohol, drugs, stealing, and dealing. As it turned out, he wasn't a very gifted criminal, beginning a series of in -and-out incarcerations.
It was during the last sentence that he began to see the light. " I was fortunate to suffer in prison, because I got clean, and for the first time in my life I was confident without drugs, " says Dahl, who discovered at that time that he suffered from clinical depression. He also discovered that he was smarter than he realized and a lot more interested in what life had to offer than in his next fix. He began working out and studying health and nutrition with a renewed fervor.
After his 2004 release, clean and sober, Dahl rejoined his family's baking business. His brother Glenn, owner of NatureBake ( www.naturebake.com ), the healthful-bread business started by their father in the 1950s, welcomed him back and encouraged his ideas. Within six months, Dave had designed six varieties of whole-grain, organic bread, four of which were introduced in August 2005 at the Portland Farmer's Market's " Summer Loaf " artisan bread festival to rave reviews.
At the helm of Dave's Killer Bread, Dahl now produces approximately 400,000 loaves of bread a week ( 16 varieties) with names such as " Good Seed" and "Rockin' Rye." It's sold at Costco. Dahl - who now spends a good deal of his time sharing his story of redemption with at-risk youths, business leaders, law enforcement and politicians---says he's in no hurry to grow. "We're going slow; we don't want to grow too fast," he says.
This time, being a slwo learner has it's benefits. ~ T. Foster Jones