Dave + Julie


Dave and Julie met in January of 2001 and were married on May 21, 2004. They enjoy many hobbies including gardening and travel, and Julie loves to watercolor. They have two cats named Gus and Zoe.

In 2005, Dave and Julie acquired the family’s farm, in Peterson hands for four generations. They transformed five acres of the original 80 into a family compound, ideal for family reunions (Dave has eight siblings), vacation gatherings, and (to date) three family weddings. Throughout the years of their enjoyment of the lush northern landscape, pristine air, and blue sky, the idea of opening the property for use by the general public as an entertainment venue formed in their minds. The property is so beautiful it was a shame not to open it to the public.

Pine Peaks Retreat & Event Center was opened to customers in June of 2011, just in time for the wedding season. By January of 2013, Pine Peaks Event Center had developed into one the hottest new wedding venues in the upper Midwest with over 25 weddings already booked for that year alone and 40 plus bookings into 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Dave and Julie own a lake home on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes just 4 miles from Pine Peaks Event Center. They enjoy the landscaping, gardening and all of the tasks that go with operating an Event Center. They also enjoy watching the celebrations that go on there.


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