David Gingras – Senior Maintenance Director at MAI
David Gingras is a Senior Maintenance Director for our property management company with over three decades of expertise in this industry.
He was raised in Sterling, Virginia and attended Philadelphia University as a student athlete where he earned the titles of captain and most valuable player on their cross country team.
Early Life and Education
Dave gingras spent much of his free time exploring downtown Fall River on his own, which was not uncommon for children of that era. This helped foster his sense of independence and self-reliance.
As an adult, he began to enjoy outdoor adventures in local and state parks on weekends as well as week-long trips out West. Additionally, he enjoyed watching baseball games on television.
Gingras developed an appreciation for music during college, particularly opera and classical pieces. After traveling to Europe to study piano with French pianist Jean Langlais, he continued his studies and continues to pursue this passion today by serving as organist and choir director at St. Anne’s Church in Brooklyn.
Gingras has had a storied and successful career in property management. He has built up an efficient service department and is passionate about creating proactive maintenance plans to protect assets.
David also works as a hoof specialist for Cavalia, the international touring equestrian theatre production which has been watched by more than four million people worldwide. David ensures the horses are in peak condition before their performances and relies on his meticulous grooming abilities to make that happen.
He is also a certified Master USA Track & Field official, officiating cross country races throughout the Big East, Atlantic Ten, Patriot League, HEPS (Ivy League), IC4A, ECAC and NCAA Regionals as well as high school cross country meets in NJ, PA and NY.
Achievement and Honors
David Gingras has achieved and been recognized for a variety of accomplishments and honors. As an ecologist, his scientific research has been featured on BBC News and National Geographic magazines.
Gingras, a certified master USA track and field official, has officiated races at both the NCAA and AAU levels. He holds memberships in the American Association of Colleges and Universities, High School Athletic Association of Pennsylvania, and New Jersey Sports Officials Association.
He has been an integral part of Vermont’s cross country and track & field programs for more than two decades, guiding 21 America East Conference champions and four NCAA All-Region performers along with setting over 60 UVM records in both disciplines.
David Gingras is a Certified Master USA Track and Field (USATF) official who officiates in collegiate meets as well as high school races.
He officiates the Big East, Atlantic Ten, Patriot League, HEPS (Ivy League), ECAC and NCAA Regionals as well as CACC Cross Country Championships.
Gingras earned three years as captain and most valuable player on the Philadelphia University cross country team from 1966-68. Additionally, he ran track for Jack St. Clair at Philadelphia Athletic Club (AC) and was part of the AAU Sprint Medley Champion team at 1969 Penn Relays.
He is survived by his wife, Larelda Juhl Gingras; son David E. Gingras; daughters Jackie Montgomery Karljevich and Christina Hunold; 6 grandchildren; sisters Joann Schall and Chickie Graham; brothers Peter Mitchell and George Alfred Mitchell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Eli and Agnes Nomee Gingras.
David Gingras has a net worth of $2.5 million and has been a wealth advisor for 22 years, helping high net worth individuals and families define and reach their investment and planning objectives. In 2022 he joined MAI from San Diego where he currently resides.
Gingras earned several notable achievements while a student athlete at Philadelphia University, including being the first student-athlete to win six varsity invitationals (1966-68). Additionally, he served as team captain. Today, Gingras is certified USATF official and officiates races in NCAA meets across America as well as being a master track and field official for high school athletes. Furthermore, he belongs to Pennsylvania Track & Field Officials Association.