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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David A. Christensen  

Pen Name: David Arthur Christensen, David Christensen

Genre: Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1960 in Chicago, IL


-- Website -- http://www.relaxinnerpeace.com
-- David A. Christensen on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=david+a.+christensen


Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois moving to Niles, Illinois my senior year of High School. From there I traveled the world with the Navy, always returning to my roots here in Illinois. I eventually settled in Round Lake Park, Illinois. After completing my 10 years in the Navy with a tour at Great Lakes, Illinois, I worked for 15 years in Lincolnshire, Illinois, then in Libertyville, Illinois before most recently finding an excellent Emergency Management position in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mr. Christensen is a practicing Emergency Management Coordinator for the Village of Hoffman Estates. He also serves with the Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF) on various committees (Co-Chair of the ITTF Emergency Management Committee), President of the International Association of Emergency Managers (Region 5) and is the Immediate Past President of the Illinois Emergency Services Management Association. In addition, Mr. Christensen is an advanced Incident Command System / National Incident Management System instructor. Mr. Christensen has deployed to Florida and Mississippi as an Incident Commander, EOC Manager, and Planning Chief in the wake of recent disasters. He maintains a membership on the Illinois Emergency Services Management Association Mobile Support Team and Illinois Incident Management Team, providing emergency management assistance to Illinois counties and municipalities during times of emergency and disaster. He brought nearly 14 years of emergency management and emergency services experience at the municipal and county levels to Hoffman Estates, holding several positions including coordinator. Just prior to his commitment to Hoffman Estates, he served in the same capacity with the County of Lake, IL. His disaster plan became the template for over a dozen other Lake County communities. He is a co-author of the municipal mutual aid agreement for northwestern Lake County. His training has included curriculum from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), Frederick College (MD), College of Lake County (IL), Florida State University, University of Phoenix, and the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). Mr. Christensen served the United States Navy for 10 years aiding in the testing and deployment of several developmental weapons control systems. His sea service included action in Central America, Granada, Gulf of Sidra, Persian Gulf, and extended service in the Caribbean Sea. In the fifteen years prior to his employment with the Sheriff’s office, he worked for an environmental monitoring firm in Lake County. His management responsibilities spanned product quality, reliability and profitability. His evaluation and test methodologies became the worldwide company standard. He traveled extensively in Asia and England to ensure worldwide operations were initiated and conducted to the highest standards of the corporation. Mr. Christensen and his wife were preparing to move to Shenzhen, China to oversee manufacturing and product development operations in Asia just prior to accepting employment in Lake County. For relaxation, Mr. Christensen enjoys hiking and cycling in the Kettle Moraine areas of Wisconsin. In addition, he is a Healing Touch Level 3 student, Reiki Master / practitioner, author of the books, “Discovery of the D’s – Poetry”, “Further Discovery of the D’s – Poetry”, and just published “Journey of the D’s” and charter member of the Healing Touch Professional Association.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Discovery of the D's Poetry
ISBN: 0557007747

Lulu.com. 2008

Words from the heart after Healing Touch and Reiki experiences. The relaxation of energy work has allowed David's mind to see the world in a refreshing and delightful way. David found the other "D's" that exist in us all and through poetry attempts to share them with the reader.In this collection of over 30 poems, he opens his heart for all to see. The path to this release of creative talent was seeded by David's work while he receives and gives energy. All the poems originated during his heightened senses after Healing Touch and Reiki sessions. Rediscovery of love for his wife Donna is truly evident in many of the poems. It is his sincere hope that your life will be energized, as his has been.

Further Discovery of the D's - Poetry
ISBN: 0557068657

lulu.com. 2009

Expanding on the original work "Discovery of the D's - Poetry", the journey goes deeper into the world that is David's heart and mind.

Journey Of The D's
ISBN: 055723140X

lulu.com. 2010

This book details the healing experience of a Healing Touch and Reiki recipient. David takes you from the pain and stress of an ordinary person to an extraordinary healing. The book presents the visions which began with the very first session. In this story of the Journey, Dave describes his ability to see within himself and the aura's of others. David received the visions in a haphazard and whimsical way. The Journey of the D's sorts out the randomness of the visions and relays the rewards of peacefulness given to him by the Healing Touch and Reiki experiences. Read today David's story of miraculous healing and inner peace.


Availability for Public Speaking

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

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