Management

Management

 

Elizabeth Berg, Executive Director

Elizabeth Berg comes to Wave Academy with 18 years of experience helping non-profit organizations. Her leadership roles in development, communications, strategic planning and partnership building have helped non-profits thrive. Previously, she held director-level positions at Habitat for Humanity, Serving Seniors and the Vision of Children Foundation. She is thrilled to bring her experience to Wave Academy to support our veterans. The veterans in her own life include her father and father-in-law, both of whom served in the U.S. Navy.
Elizabeth is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and has master’s in journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She earned her bachelor’s from U.C. Davis. Elizabeth volunteers in the community and serves on two boards: Helix Charter High School and the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
On a weekend day, Elizabeth is often out in the water. She loves surfing, swimming and kayaking.

Dave Towe, Founder

Dave Towe has 35 years of business and leadership experience, which he brings to his current role as founder of Wave Academy – a San Diego-based nonprofit providing specialized warm water therapy known as Aquatic Bodywork Therapy to military veterans grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), their families and caregivers.
Prior to founding Wave Academy, Towe held senior positions in sales and operations, including Director of Sales, Recreational Equipment, Incorporated at REI; Vice President of Operations at REI; and Vice President of Retail at Adventure 16 (A16).