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Dave SockyRoanoke, VA

David Socky is a retired (since 2013) software systems engineer with General Electric at Salem, Virginia, and owner of Hodag Video Productions. He holds two Bachelor degrees, one in Business Administration/Management from Ohio University and one in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Cleveland State University, as well as a Master’s degree in EE from Virginia Tech.

Dave started caving in 1974 and has surveyed and explored countless numbers of caves since, including Hellhole in West Virginia and Omega in Virginia, and is currently engaged in several survey and exploration projects including the Great Savannah Cave System (Maxwelton and McClungs), Windy Mouth, and Cave Hollow-Arbogast.

He is responsible for the production of many videos on caving and mountain climbing, including a number of popular caving music videos. Dave is a Life Member and Fellow of the NSS. He is the Co-Chair of the NSS Awards Salon, Chair of the NSS AV Library, and Chair of the NSS Video Salon. In addition, Dave is Co-Editor of the Carbide Dump, the newsletter of the Blue Ridge Grotto; a board member of the West Virginia Association for Cave Studies (WVACS); board member and secretary of the Cave Conservancy of the Virginias (CCV); president of the Virginia Speleological Survey (VSS); and a member of the Cave Research Foundation (CRF).

But mostly, Dave is a project caver, caving once or twice a week in Virginia and West Virginia, or anywhere there is a good trip to be had.

Dave SockyRoanoke, VA

David Socky is a retired (since 2013) software systems engineer with General Electric at Salem, Virginia, and owner of Hodag Video Productions. He holds two Bachelor degrees, one in Business Administration/Management from Ohio University and one in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Cleveland State University, as well as a Master’s degree in EE from Virginia Tech.

Dave started caving in 1974 and has surveyed and explored countless numbers of caves since, including Hellhole in West Virginia and Omega in Virginia, and is currently engaged in several survey and exploration projects including the Great Savannah Cave System (Maxwelton and McClungs), Windy Mouth, and Cave Hollow-Arbogast.

He is responsible for the production of many videos on caving and mountain climbing, including a number of popular caving music videos. Dave is a Life Member and Fellow of the NSS. He is the Co-Chair of the NSS Awards Salon, Chair of the NSS AV Library, and Chair of the NSS Video Salon. In addition, Dave is Co-Editor of the Carbide Dump, the newsletter of the Blue Ridge Grotto; a board member of the West Virginia Association for Cave Studies (WVACS); board member and secretary of the Cave Conservancy of the Virginias (CCV); president of the Virginia Speleological Survey (VSS); and a member of the Cave Research Foundation (CRF).

But mostly, Dave is a project caver, caving once or twice a week in Virginia and West Virginia, or anywhere there is a good trip to be had.

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