David Helfrich is a career military veteran following in the footsteps of generations of family heritage with service to this great country.  He is a licensed architect who currently works for the Department of Military Affairs in Springfield, Illinois.  A lifelong resident of Illinois, Dave spent five years on active duty with assignments in both Ft. Richardson, Alaska, and Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.  After active duty, Dave joined the Illinois Army National Guard where he is currently assigned as an engineer officer.  Dave spent 2009 deployed to Afghanistan participating in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) where he served as an advisor to a Polish infantry battalion.  Dave graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor’s of Architectural Studies, and then from the Rhode Island School of Design to complete his Masters of Architecture degree.

Dave currently resides in Freeburg, Illinois with his wife Jennie and their four children, Noah, Haley, Luke and Liam.