Dave Rioux moved to Machias in 1988 with his wife Catherine and their two children to pursue his dream of becoming a country doctor. After growing up in Massachusetts he attended the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in the second class. After internship in Portland Maine he entered the United States Navy and became certified in undersea medicine, serving his country by caring for submariners, navy divers, and seals. His family made a collective decision to leave city life and find a home in rural Maine where they could enjoy the solitude of the woods and yet still be close to the ocean. Machias was the perfect fit.
When not at work Dave enjoys spending time with family and friends and expanding his culinary talents in the kitchen.