A Christian, David R. Hardiman lives with his wife of forty-six years in Arlington, Texas. He has served in numerous community leadership roles and as trustee for one of his previous colleges. David is the father of three daughters and the grandfather of six precious grandchildren. Bailey, a double-pedigreed shih tzu and special friend, completes the family as his beloved service dog. She arrived seven years ago with a remarkable plan to help David face his new life challenges. Bailey became the inspiration for David’s life story, Bailey’s Remarkable Plan.

David began his career as a salesman for a major Fortune 500 company in the early 1970s. Although enjoying phenomenal success, he realized that he longed for more and, therefore, left the safety net of a regular paycheck.

Moving into the world of business ownership and entrepreneurial risks, he opened his first company, a real estate enterprise. Even though that endeavor was enjoyable and financially rewarding, something was still missing. David’s desire to help people required a different avenue for the realization of his dreams. A chance meeting and discussion with a friend led him to the perfect solution. Insurance became the venue that both satisfied the desire to help others and also provided the financial support for his family’s needs.

As owner and CEO of an insurance agency, he experienced many fulfilling successes. Because of his unique life experiences, David is now able to write and share personal stories that both educate and entertain.