Dave Burt

Dave Burt

Founder

Hi I’m Dave and I am the Founder of SALT. In my past life I was a teacher, sports coach, school counsellor, Sports Chaplain and Welfare Manager at the Eastern Ranges in the TAC Cup and Victorian Coordinator of Sports Chaplaincy Australia. That last role enabled me to work with many sporting clubs after they had suffered a crisis. Many of those clubs had lost people they loved to suicide and in every case, they mentioned, ‘We never saw it coming’. This motivated me to start SALT in 2015 to create sporting communities that were as dedicated to each other off the field as they were on the field. I have a Masters Degree in Guidance and Welfare and am happily married with 3 adult children. One fun fact about me is that I once drove a largish bus under a smallish bridge and peeled the roof of the bus off like the top of a sardine can.