Dave is a white man with salt and pepper hair and beard, wearing a light blue shirt with dark red tie. He smiles in front of greenery outside.

Dave Wheeler joined the disability community at age 11 when he had a spinal cord injury due to Transverse Myelitis, a condition that causes inflammation and bruising of the spinal cord. He was paralyzed from the shoulders down, but physical therapy helped him regain the ability to walk with a cane. Dave is the Community Training Coordinator for Able SC, based out of the Greenville office. Dave's responsibilities include providing disability-specific outreach, training, and technical assistance to the community. He is a member of the Able Access team and received his certification as an ADA Coordinator in 2022. He received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, and his graduate degree included a full assistantship to the Sociology Department at Memphis State University in Tennessee.

He has worked in numerous industries from “No Collar” to “White Collar.” Dave lives in Williamston, SC where he loves spending time with his wife Michele and their two grandchildren Carraghn and Isaiah, whom they are raising. Dave loves Punk Rock, movies, comic books, sci-fi, horror, and the outdoors. He has a wide sense of humor and loves to laugh. Dave studied acting under the late actor Red West. He says if you dig deep enough on the web, you can find some of Dave’s work, including a TV Spec Pilot and an Infomercial.


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